Plot Development in Shakespeare's Plays Essay

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Shakespeare's plays can be very much alike, but can also be very different when it comes to the plot. In many of his plays he has many of the main characters die in a tragic death at the end. In some of his plays he has them live and there is a romantic ending. In Romeo and Juliet there is a ending that has both of these scenarios. As said by Snider from J.T. Jones and Company, "The Tragic and the Comic fade into each other by almost insensible gradations, and the greatest beauty of a poetical work often consists in the harmonious blending of these two elements." The plays King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing are two of Shakespeare's plays that display these two elements well. King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing are very different,…show more content…
Much Ado About Nothing is about a set up that is brought upon a girl named Hero that is soon to be married to a man named Claudio. A man named Don John sets up a scheme to get his friend to sleep with Hero's mistress and show Claudio. However, the room is dark and Claudio thinks that it is Hero being unfaithful to him and he leaves her at the altar the next day. Her family fakes her death until the truth comes out about her reputation. Claudio in the mean time is about to marry a girl that he believes is Hero's cousin but is actually Hero in disguise. The truth of Hero's innocence is finally revealed then at the altar she reveals herself to Claudio and he is so overjoyed they are married and get to live happily ever after. King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing are two very different plays, but there are a few things that they have in common besides the author William Shakespeare. It shows the power of kings. It also shows power from family. In each play there is a villain that tries to screw up what the original plan was. Even though one was much more gruesome than the other, they have the same idea. William Shakespeare is a genius writer. He has a very wide variety of plays they all have a lot in common. Most of his plays have death, but Much Ado About Nothing doesn't really have a death. Much Ado About Nothing does have a faked death though. All of Shakespeare's plays can easily be contrasted because they are so different, but they can also be compared
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