Much Ado About Nothing Character Analysis

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Female gender roles have greatly changed from now and the sixteen hundreds when Shakespeare wrote the popular play Much Ado About Nothing. Women were raised to believe they were inferior to men. Women were taught that men should be the one who brings in money and women should stay home to clean and bare children. Also women were given no choice in who they were to marry or when. Over hundreds of years women realized that they were just as good as men and that they should be treated equally. This essay will cover the analysis of the women’s gender roles in the play Much Ado About Nothing, showing the analysis of Beatrice not following any stereotypes, Hero following all of the stereotypes, and Margaret not getting the same stereotypes as other women because she is a servant. One of the characters that shows how much gender roles have changed in Much Ado About Nothing is the main female character, Hero. Hero is quiet, content, and obedient character. She has no say in marriage and she represents the type of women subsiding to all the stereotypes. Hero is forced to fall in love at first sight. Hero says, Oh god of love! I know doth deserve as much as may be yielded to a man, but nature never framed a womans heart of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice. Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes, misprising what they look on, and her wit values itself so highly that to her all matter else seems weak. She cannot love, nor take shape nor project of affection, she is so self
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