William Shakespeare 's ' Much Ado About Nothing '

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Shakespeare was a very famous playwright in the 1500’s. He started off as an actor in 1590 and he worked his way up to being a shareholder; which means that he owned a proportion of the company and he could still be a part in the plays. Later in 1599 when The Globe Theater was built, he moved there and was a shareholder. During these times he wrote several plays for the theater. Some of these include Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and A Midsummer 's Night’s Dream. In the year 1600, Shakespeare wrote the play Much Ado about Nothing. Later the following year, in 1601, Shakespeare wrote a Twelfth Night. In many ways these two plays are similar with the aspects of the differences of power between the upper and…show more content…
So Malvolio thinks Olivia actually loves him. He goes to Olivia and professes his love for her. She, having no clue about this plan, thinks that Malvolio is mad. She got the other servants to come and take him away from her. This example shows that even though Olivia, being the upper class figure in this situation, and having the control to remove Malvolio, it was the servants that caused the ordeal to take place. This reveals that the lower class has power. It may not be as obvious as living in a mansion with servants, money, and authority, but they can still alter situations even when not in full complete power. Now, compare that to the situation in Much Ado about Nothing. Although the Main Characters are predominantly apart of the royal family, that didn 't stop Don John from making Claudio believe that Hero was unfaithful. He used Borachio to make love to Margaret, Hero’s servant, in Hero’s bedroom window. Don John got Don Pedro and Claudio to witness this account. Don John is not one of the plays central characters, but he completely twisted and changed the plot. He deceived the two men as well as the whole rest of the royal family making them all believe that Hero was having an affair. That being said, leads to the next comparison which is betrayal. In both plays there is a major betrayal that takes place. In the Twelfth Night, Sebastian was saved from the shipwreck by Antonio. Antonio cares so much for Sebastian that he followed him
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