Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing

1199 Words Apr 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Speaking with old English as his first language, Shakespeare portrayed a story. Tragedies, Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy, which uplifts spirits as it circles the lives of Hero, Claudio, Beatrice, Don John, and Benedick. Love, trickery, and deception are motifs used to develop a theme relatable to years later. Using love as a basis tricks are placed everywhere in the Italian town of Messina to spark the interest of two or to ruin the love. In Much ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare’s explores the motif of deception, and how nothing is as it seems, connected to the human nature for people of love, deception is neither always good or always detrimental, it is how it is portrayed. Deception, at first glance, appears as a word …show more content…
My brother and Claudio do not trust me at all for it’a like if a master trusted a dog he knew bites.” Henceforth, Don John deceived Claudio and Don Pedro and he had the motive of jealousy. Shakespeare points out that whatever plan Don John will conjure, the intention of it shall be detrimental to whomever it is placed on. Connecting back to Shakespeare’s plan for the play, expressing how deception and trickery could be used with an evil intention behind it is clearly exposed. Throughout the play, the reader has grown accustomed to the bickering allocation by Benedict and Beatrice. Evidently shown in multiple cases, the two despise each other’s company. Only when their friends use trickery against them, do the two learn that they love each other. During the Acts 2 and 3 does the viewer/ reader see a trick used in the benefit of others love. The first to have completed the task were the men. Don Pedro states to Leonato as they finished in Act 2 Scene 3 Page 9, “Let there be the same net spread for her, and that must your daughter and her gentlewomen carry. The sport will be when they hold one an opinion of another’s dotage, and no such matter. That’s the scene that I would see, which will be merely a dumb show. Let us send her to call him in to dinner.” What Don Pedro means is “Now that Benedick is fooled, Beatrice must be tricked by Hero and her servant. I cannot wait to see them tricked that they love each other. I can’t
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