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…