Essay on William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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Sometimes, when a man and a woman are interested in each other, they pretend to feel
exactly the opposite. They hide their feelings of love inside and act like they absolutely
hate each other. Being too proud to concede their love, they leave themselves vulnerable
to rejection by the other one, and they continue the farce. This situation is often
associated with relationships that take place during the adolescent stages of people’s
lives, but in Much Ado About Nothing these types of goings on take place between a
mature man and woman. These characters are Benedick and Beatrice. Every time they
met, battles of wit and words begin. Not one kind word was uttered between the two.
Their love was never to be realized though, until they
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They always had be the victor in front of their
companions.
One night while at a masked ball under disguise Benedick goes to ask Beatrice to
dance with him. She, unknowing that it is he, went on to inquire about the masked man’s
knowledge of Benedick. She then went on to make fun of him, calling him a “jester'; and
a simple object of amusement to the Prince and all of his company. She lashed out even
more and said that they did not truly like him at all, and if it had not been for their
amusement by him, he would not be with them. Since Benedick was the man behind the
mask he was unable defend himself without having given up his identity, which then
would have created a scene with Beatrice. This was not something that he wanted, which
was obvious because he did go to her to dance and no one else. He was starting to show
the reader his interest in her and the way he did it under the comfort of the mask assures
that he would not to be ridiculed by her if she knew if it was him asking her to dance.
This proved the insecurity that he possessed. Though Beatrice gave fewer obvious clues
as to her interest in Benedick, one could have guessed that since she always was talking
and thinking about him that she must have possessed some kind of feelings for him.
Their feelings were starting to become a little bit more evident as the play unfolded
further. It was shown that they interacted frequently and…