The Reflection of Emotions

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Although arduous situations occur, these individuals are loyal to their love interests. They consistently illustrate their feelings and this factor allows the characters to flourish. This especially true of Benedick, Hero and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing. As they are victimized by Don John throughout the play, their relationships are strained. However, once Don John’s conspiracy fades, the characters portray their emotions. Benedick’s emotional attachment to Beatrice at a difficult stage depicts his true feelings toward her. During the same period, Hero’s loyalty and emotions remain undeterred to Claudio despite his actions at the wedding. Don Pedro’s nobility to Claudio illustrated the depth of their friendship. The portrayal of emotions within Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 is similarly reflected by the characterization in Much Ado About Nothing.

The portrayal of emotions within Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 is similarly reflected by the characterization in Much Ado About Nothing. The depiction of emotions in the characterization of Benedick is similar to the feelings in Sonnet 116. True emotional attachment is permanent is never shaken. This is illustrated by the poet in Sonnet 116 as he states,” Oh no! It is an ever-fixed mark/That looks on tempests and is never shaken” (Sonnet 116). Benedick’s affection is undeterred even as Don Pedro…
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