Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing

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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 usually in a negative tone, but in times the act of deception is used to benefit the characters’ lives. Nevertheless, Shakespeare allowed for deception to be played with when the characters never expected it. In of Much Ado About Nothing, deception is used in the way to help others. As an example, in Act 2 Scene 1 a ball took place where all the men and women were to dress in guises. Don Pedro, the prince, agreed to help Claudio woo Hero over so Claudio could no longer say he is a bachelor. This is an act of deception used in the positive effect. In Act 1 Sc. 1 Don Pedro tells to Claudio, “If thou dost love fair Hero, cherish it, And I will break with her and with her father, and Thou shall have her.” Don Pedro encouraged Claudio to cherish
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