Much Ado About Nothing By Shakespeare, Benedick And Beatrice

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Imagine hearing the news that your worst enemy is in love with you and cannot visualize a life without you in it. Many people will never encounter this situation in their life, but you can picture the conflicted feelings one might have after hearing this. The emotions might go from disgust to maybe sympathy or even believing that you reciprocate this love towards them. But deep down, is this a love worth pursuing? Can the love over power the habit of conflict or will the passion succumb to the constant battles between the two personalities.Some might say that love can overcome anything, but in reality, this relationship will be filled with conflicted emotions and opinions.

In Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare, Benedick and Beatrice begin as the bane of each other 's existences. Their annoyance at one another is made very clear in the sarcastic and rude words they use. When they first see each other after a war, Benedick says,” What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?” (1.1.113-114). Here he is asking Beatrice if she is still alive even after he came back from war in a mocking tone. Then, Beatrice retorts with,”Is it possible disdain should die while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signor Benedick?” (1.1.115-116). Beatrice is asking how her hate could leave when Benedick is around because of how horrible he is. Their words clearly show the constant conflict between Beatrice and Benedick. There is a distinct dislike that could be a…
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