By: Marcus Chow and Adrian Leung
Much Ado About Nothing’s Themes
Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy written by William Shakespeare, who was a very famous writer in his own time, he is still very famous even now and uses words like no other. Much Ado About Nothing is a classic play in Shakespeare’s inventory. This play is about men and women who are skillful in the use of language and are experts in arguing and making fun of others. There are two kinds of people in the play, antagonists and protagonists. The antagonist, Don John, is the brother of protagonist Don Pedro. This makes the story interesting for the brothers are on the opposite side. This also increases the tension. The themes of the story are love, lies and trust.
An example of love can be seen in the characters Don Pedro, Claudio, Hero, Leonato and Ursula. They play with Benedick and Beatrice and makes them fall in love with each other. Before the nasty little pranks, they were sworn enemies, and after it they became are lovers. An example of lies can be seen when Don John, Borachio and Conrad tricked Claudio and Don Pedro into believing that Hero was disloyal and Leonato tricked Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking that Hero was dead. To show the theme about trust, Claudio entrusted Don Pedro to propose to Hero, and this is an example of trust. There is also one theme and it is about loyalty and manners, when Don John and his men wanted to trick Claudio that Don Pedro was marrying Hero himself, he just said he hoped him happiness with her, and this showed that there were manners and also levels in that time. Deception, one of the main things the characters did in the play, if there was nothing like that; Benedick and Beatrice would not have fell in love. To conclude, Much Ado About Nothing is a very interesting story and I recommend everyone watches it.
* All the male actor from Much Ado About Nothing
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