Themes In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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You are probably wondering what are some of the recurring themes in the play, “Much Ado About Nothing” by Shakespeare. In the play Shakespeare has embedded many examples of dramatic irony in the form of tricks and deceptions. Some of the tricks were very benign like tricking Beatrice and Benedick into falling in love. Other tricks like tricking Claudio into believing that Hero was unfaithful was much more pernicious in nature. Both the pernicious and the benign tricks that were inserted into the play by Shakespeare conveyed the main themes in the play. Shakespeare had used trickery and deception in the play to show the audience the culture during that time period and to make the play riveting. The overall themes of honor, appearance versus reality, and deception as a way to end are developed in “Much Ado About Nothing” by deception and disguise. Honor was a reason for a lot of the characters to be motivated into taking action. Honor in the play, “Much Ado About Nothing” was a driving force for the characters making decisions in the play. Shakespeare focused on honor in the play because it was significant in the time period that Shakespeare lived in. When Claudio was tricked into believing that Hero was unfaithful it caused him to dishonor Hero in front of everyone. “What man was he talked with you yesternight, / out at your window betwixt twelve and one?” (Shakespeare 4 .1 .80-81). Claudio states that he saw a man with Hero at midnight in her chamber. By stating that in
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