The Character Of Don John In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a play about individuals seeking love. But, the character I will analyze has nothing to do with love, unless it is the love for chaos. This character is Don John, an illegitimate prince, forever be in his betters shadows, seeking to rise from the darkness into the stage of power. Don John, the reincarnation of anti-hero in the most classical aspect of petty and vindictive. Shakespeare introduced Don John in a quiet and cloudy manner, the most mysterious of the crowd, because he introduced himself as " I am not of many words." then only showed up in scenes of scheming and dissension. Such as, "Come, come, let us thither: this may prove food to my displeasure. That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow: if I can cross him any way, I bless myself every …show more content…

He would stop at nothing to get his way, no matter how ruthless he will get his way, without thoughts of consequences. Ultimately, this scheme cannot shake his brother's foundation, but only to provide some displeasures. But, he took the risk to execute his plan for little gains and ended with punishment. If you cannot give up the little opportunities, how will you have time when the true opportunity present itself. Don John, a vindictive anti-hero, as well as a tragic character, not only was he doomed to be a stepping stone, he could never rise to the station he aspire to climb due to

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