Much Ado About Nothing Essay: Love Found and Conflict Resolved

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Love Found and Conflict Resolved in Much Ado About Nothing


Much Ado About Nothing is a lighthearted play that Shakespeare wrote between 1598 and 1600. It has been described as one of his "more mature romantic comedies" (Bevington, 216). This play focuses on two different relationships, formed by two pairs of lovers. The comparison between how people went about getting married back then and how they do it now is similar in some ways. Much Ado About Nothing portrays the manner in which people fall in love, the way they interact with each other and how they manage to get through the rough times without changing their love for one another. The two couples include the young ladies, who are cousins, Beatrice and Hero, and the
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In fact it is Hero's gentlewoman, Margaret, who is in love with Borachio.



"When they come to church to be married, Claudio denounces Hero as unchaste; she faints, and on the advice of Friar Francis it is given out that she is dead, in the hope that her good name will be re-established" (Halliday, 427). At this time, Borachio is overheard by constable Dogberry and his partner talking about what he did to Claudio. He is then captured and he finally confesses. Claudio repents and asks Leonato for forgiveness and promises to marry his niece, who actually turns out to be Hero.



"The sub-plot is that of Benedick and Beatrice, Hero's cousin . . ." (Halliday, 427). She is the one who has told everyone that she will always be a spinster, confirmed. Beatrice and Benedick are at loggerheads with each other and always have bad words to share with each other.. "Although obviously destined to come together, they are seemingly too independent and skeptical of convention to be tolerant and accepting in love" (Bevington, 216). Their attraction towards one another is very evident, and although they both reveal how they feel, they are not quick to act upon their feelings. Beatrice is not fond of the idea of giving herself to a man, and she jokes about her believing that she will never find the perfect man.

"A dear happiness to women: they would else have been troubled with a…