William Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing

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Section One
Title Analysis:
As an author, William Shakespeare had titles ranging from the light at heart and ethereal to the rigid and formal. The title, Much Ado About Nothing, is one such title that fits very neatly into his light at heart category. However this doesn 't mean that the title doesn 't reflect the story as in Shakespeare 's other plays. His light at heart stories have titles that are just as reflective as his more serious titles. The title is an obvious indicator of the story that is told within. A story full of nothing doesn’t sound very entertaining though, so how would Shakespeare pull it off?
The title relies heavily on the English language that was used in Shakespeares. Primarily, the way nothing was said, nothing
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He had three children, Hmnet, Judith and Susanna. In his lifetime he wrote countless literature masterpieces that would become classics until this day and is considered to be the greatest writer within the English language. Poetry and plays were his specialty, ranging from the light-hearted romanticism to the death-filled tragedies. He had some roughly forty play and over 150 sonnets with a few long poems to his name, along with some other works that is still being debated to this day over the likelihood of Shakespeare having written them.

Mood:
The mood, or tone, throughout Much Ado About Nothing seems light-hearted on the surface with just a touch of sarcasm thanks to Benedick and Beatrice but that is merely a covering. Shakespeare is well known for his portrayals of the darker side of human emotion and interaction and he is no different in this play. Beneath that light-hearted talk of love is a sort of darker undertone that shows a sort of contemptuous feeling towards the more common interactions. There is also a sort of cynicism towards love and marriage. There are things like social status, a woman 's purity and marriages for convenience that make the situation more complicated and thus pure romance sort of dies.
The fact that there are characters, such as, Claudio and Hero that are harder to relate to as they are almost boring unless
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