Explore the Way Shakespeare Present Strong Feelings in His Play, Much Ado About Nothing.

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In my opinion there are many different types or kinds of strong feelings, from hate to anger and romance to love. Shakespeare has and always will be one of the greatest writers of all time at expressing these types of feelings. Shakespeare portrays these in many different poetic styles and genres, for example in his sonnets. However he is also known for expressing his feelings towards love in over 30 of his plays through the genres of romantic comedy and tragedy. In one of his plays, “Much Ado About Nothing”, Shakespeare uses many different types of love; through a family, a well connected town, soldiers returning from war and lovers. Taking one aspect of this, the lovers, I pick out one male role in particular, Benedick. Who appears seamlessly cynical in his attitude towards love and this is shown in the way he refers to and speaks of his, at this point in Act 1 - Scene 1 unknown, lover. Beatrice. Throughout the play Beatrice and Benedick engage in ‘witty banter’, while Shakespeare makes it clear to the audience how well-suited they are. Nevertheless, it is only at the very end that they finally admit their love for one another, after the intervention of their friends, who are convinced of the suitability of the match. Even then, they still maintain their verbal sparring as Benedick claims “I take thee for pity”, whilst Beatrice counters this by saying “yield....partly to save your life.” Although they have known each other sometime, at the start of the play Benedick has been at war, and the way in which Beatrice enquires after him, whilst she may appear to be hostile to him, the messenger notes, “I see, lady, the gentleman is not in your books”, may indicate that she is more interested in him than she is prepared to admit, even to herself. In their first exchange, they immediately take up where, presumably, they left off, each giving as good as they get. The repartee is so quick that it is hard for anyone else to keep up with it. For example, Benedick says...
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