William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Essay

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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

'Much Ado About Nothing' was written in the years 1598-9 and was know for its genre, which is a classic comedy. The comedy of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ derives from the characters themselves and the manners of the society in which they live. Language is a significant part of the play and the plot ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ has a large use of prose. Benedick and Beatrice are the main examples of male and female rivalry.

The plot is made up of several events one of them is,

LEONATO: …There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick and her….

As they are always insulting each other, never the less hurting each other’s feelings.
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BEATRICE: You had musty victual, and he hath holp to eat it, he is a very trencher man, he hath and excellent stomach.

She is saying to Benedick that this is the only way he does good service by eating, but then the messenger defends him by saying he is a good person.

MESSENGER: A lord to lord, a man to man, stuff’d with all honourable virtues.

She also ironically compares Benedick to a disease that men catch and says a great deal of negative things about Benedick. Which makes us think that maybe she like s him deep down but only finds this way to express her feelings.

Then her uncle says:

LEONATO: you will never run mad niece. Saying that she will never fall in love.

Both of them cherish their so they don’t reveal their true feelings towards each other. They use fake appearances as when the couple meet, they start to challenge each other.

BEATRICE: scratching could not make it worse, and t’were such a face as yours were.

BENEDICK: well, you are a rare parrot teacher.

Leonato explains the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick to the messenger. It is friendship of wit and exchange of insults that represent the modern battle of the sexes. They repeatedly put one another down because of each other's sex, and the advantages and
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