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    Much Ado About Nothing is a romantic comedy and throughout the play, the dialogue represents brutal wounds and battles. By doing so,Shakespeare establishes early on that in life there is comedy in tragic events and comedic relief in violence.  Each character expresses their feelings as passionate examples of abuse. Unlike most Shakespearean plays, no one dies in Much Ado About Nothing,  but the characters do indicate that their lives are only inches away from tragedy as their feelings of anger, betrayal

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    Like many of his past comedies, William Shakespeare's 1598 play, Much Ado About Nothing allows Beatrice, a powerful, plot-changing woman to have a voice and a sense of equality. Beatrice uses wit and disguise to become Shakespeare’s strong female character in Much Ado About Nothing. This is evident by the analysis of the typical 15th century woman and Beatrice herself. Shakespeare’s perception of women in Much Ado About Nothing is almost parallel to that of Elizabethan society. They believe women

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    This essay is an exploration of the play Much Ado About Nothing, and the gender roles involved in the deceit and trickery that transpire and develop throughout the story. As gender is one of the main themes in the plot, identifying the expected gender roles of the characters, and how the contrast between characters highlights these expected roles. In Shakespeare 's time, known as the Elizabethan Era, men and women’s roles and expectations were starkly different. Elizabethan women, no matter what

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    Much Ado about Nothing takes place in the winter of 1598 it tells a powerful story of the potential tragedy that can result from deception. The play opens with Beatrice and Benedict doing a spectacular piano and singing duet. The major plot of the story is deception. There are some deceptions that carry a benign, even comedic, outcome much the same as, with the hatred turned romance of Beatrice and Benedict. From the beginning of the play, two love stories are interlaced. To begin with, Beatrice

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    Chastity, Chivalry, and Cuckolding Much Ado About Nothing was written by William Shakespeare just before the beginning of the seventeenth century. During this time, life was dictated in Elizabethan England by rigid protocols of proper etiquette as decided by the Church of England. Such formalities pervaded every facet of the day to day life but was most often seen in the domestic lives of men and women. As was the social standard at the time, marriage was a responsibility of men and women alike

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    Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, a power inequality exists between eros and philia. While the quest to obtain eros drives the plotlines of both Pride and Prejudice and Much Ado About Nothing, ultimately it is the power of philia that allows the characters to obtain romantic love. In this paper, I will compare the power of eros and philia in Pride and Prejudice and Much Ado About Nothing, and demonstrate that philia is the most powerful love. Philia

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    “Speak low, if you speak love.” (Shakespeare, 43) Much Ado About Nothing, written by William Shakespeare in the early 1600’s, is a Shakespearean comedy. Noting refers to the act of noticing or overhearing. In Much Ado About Nothing, noting is used by the characters to gossip, eavesdrop, and intentionally mislead one another. Noting leads to many consequences in Much Ado About Nothing, a few of these being when, Antonio and Borachio overhear the same conversation, Benedict and Beatrice are tricked

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    in Much Ado about Nothing Although the word tragedy is often depicted as an occurring event that leads to catastrophic calamities and misfortunes, the Greek philosopher Aristotle determined that a tragedy, like all poetry, is a kind of imitation that aim’s to bring about the “catharsis” of the spectators and arouse in them a sensation of pity and fear. Shakespeare is very well known to uses these elements in his plays to display emotion in the audience. The play Much Ado About Nothing should

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    William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is a well-known comedy, a tale of lovers, haters and everything in between. The play focuses on two lovers who are captivated by each other’s looks the two care for little more in each other. On the other hand, another two lovers, Beatrice and Benedick challenge each other’s quick wit and on the surface, seem to be a pain or burden to one another, yet they always find themselves talking or thinking about the other. Throwing insults, or witty humor into

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    Man is a giddy thing. Humans have the capacity to be impulsive, erratic and inconsistent. A prevalent theme throughout the course of the play, Much Ado about Nothing is the inconstancy of human nature. It can be said that if you are persistent you will obtain what you desire but if you are consistent you will keep it. However, unpredictability is a fundamental part of human nature. People are wired to act are wired to act in a unpredictable way. It is also important to acknowledge that the face

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