Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare

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Much Ado about Nothing is a humorous play by William Shakespeare set in the city of Messina located in southern Italy. The acts have two main locations; Leonato’s house and his orchard. The others were sidelines; the church and the street where Dogberry and Verges discovered the villainy. Many scenes take place inside the several rooms of Leonato’s house, including scene 4 of Act 3. The main emergence of Benedick and Beatrice’s love story takes place in the orchard, without which the play is incomplete. The discovery of the evil plans of Don John by Dogberry and Verges, however, take place at a night time in order to create the suspension of what is about to happen in the dark hours of the night. Act 3 Scene 5 also takes place inside of…show more content…
It is encircled by a number of puns, making the audience feel amused and at the same time interested as to what path the plot will follow further on. The scene opens with Hero and her two gentlewomen, Margaret and Ursula. Hero delicately asks Ursula to wake her cousin, Beatrice up as it is Hero’s wedding day. Once Ursula exits, the river of puns start to flow. In this particular scene, Margaret is the comedian as she twists and turns every little thing into something comical. The main purpose of Shakespeare to do so was, I believe, to keep the audience entertained and give them a break from all the dramatic complications going on. As Margaret and Hero prepare for the wedding day spending their time getting dressed, Hero’s wedding dress is described and it is further noticed that Margaret mentions the dress of the Duchess of Milan which proves to us that the value of clothing was very important for Shakespeare. He wanted the audience to have a clear perspective of the background Hero belonged to and by describing her dress as “a most rare fashion.” (line 15) It is soon enough that Hero’s next dialogue develops a mere expectation of suffering amongst the audience. The lines “God give me joy to wear it, for my heart is exceeding heavy.” Shakespeare uses these words very carefully as he wants his audience to think of it at the back of their heads and expect something bad to occur very soon as the plot will progress. Even though this line contradicts the
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