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    Did you know that 41% of first marriages lead to a divorce? In the book Much Ado About Nothing, written by William Shakespeare, two characters named Benedick and Beatrice easily fall into this 41%. Love is a deep affection and bond between two people. Benedick and Beatrice may have deep affection amongst each other, but they don’t have a bond that a loving couple needs. Benedick and Beatrice were deceived into loving each other, and they have had a hateful and cruel relationship, which which ultimately

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    In this essay I will be comparing Shakespeare’s original comedy text of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ to the 2005 modern film adaption. The original text by William Shakespeare was created in 1598-1599, whereas the modern film adaption was created in 2005. The way people lived in the times when the two sources were created were very different. The original text, created in Elizabethan England was a time where woman had few rights and little freedom. The women were often “owned” by their fathers or husbands

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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 have a benign, even comedic, outcome like with the hatred turned romance of Beatrice and Benedict. From the beginning of the play, two love stories are interlaced. To begin with, Beatrice and Benedict

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    The definition of love is “an intense feeling of deep affection.” Some people really love each other, and others just say that they do. In the book, “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare, Benedick and Beatrice do not love each other. The love of Benedick and Beatrice is built on a weak foundation. In act four scene one, Beatrice and Benedick talk and they say, “Come, bid me do anything for thee./Kill Claudio./Ha! Not for the wide world./...I am gone though I am here. There is not love in

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    someone or to use it as a form of protection. William Shakespeare’s popular play Much Ado About Nothing is an excellent example of masking that is achieved by some of the characters. The story reflects events of people masking themselves intentionally, unintentionally or having the ability to see through other’s masks. It demonstrates that masking can end in deception, although not constantly. Throughout Much Ado About Nothing, examples of intentional masking are shown often. Benedick and Beatrice are

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    lifetime, he managed to produce many plays and sonnets, and one of his most resilient plays is Much Ado About Nothing. It was written approximately between 1598 and 1599, towards the end of the Elizabethan Era. Shakespeare most likely based this play off of a battle that had previously taken place, the Battle of Lepanto, where Catholic ships came and triumphed over the Ottoman Empire. Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most amusing comedies due to its witty dialogue, multiple marriages,

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    In Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare depicts both Benedick and Beatrice as characters with one major flaw: both are full of pride. With the use of the masquerade scene, as well as the orchard scenes, Shakespeare allows the characters to realize their awry characteristic. By realizing their erroneous pride, Benedick and Beatrice are able to correct this and not only become better citizens, but fall in love. From the very first scene in the play, Beatrice is shown as a character who is

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    In Kenneth Baranagh’s version of Much Ado About Nothing, it contained many similar elements that were also in the play version. He was able to display his deep knowledge about the play through his film version of Much Ado About Nothing. With his deep knowledge of the play, it was interesting to see how he took the text of the play and made it into a visual presentation. The scene that I was particularly interested in was the opening scene from both the play and the film. The visual frame of this

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    Whedon sets Much Ado About Nothing solely on the estate of Leonato, a spacious, contemporary house along with the land around it. The metaphoric use of the estate’s inside versus the estate’s outside within the film gives the audience a subliminal layer of understanding of the conflicts between characters. Inside the house, the family and guests carry out domestic life: lighthearted bickering such as Benedick and Claudio’s gamesome fight, planning events and other civil tasks like the party planning

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    Anna Jeung English IV – AP Ms. Ryan 3 December 2014 The Gender Roles of the “Female Economy” in Much Ado About Nothing What distinguishes Much Ado About Nothing from other plays is its ability to clearly illustrate the sexual roles of the time period. It is apparent in the female protagonists how they are socially constructed by gender. The social world of Much Ado About Nothing is “precariously founded on a denial of its most pervasive anxieties” and the “repressed fear of all that a woman represents”

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