Much Ado about Nothing: A Story about Love and Betrayal

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Much Ado about Nothing speech.

Have you ever been afraid to fall in love, afraid of being hurt by someone you love?

. This play is more then just a story about two young lovers, but also a story about betrayal and trickery. The characters that address these themes are Beatrice and Benedick and Don Pedro.

The themes of love and betrayal play a big role in the play, Both Beatrice and Benedick are strong-willed, intelligent characters, whofear that falling in love will lead to a loss of freedom and eventually heartbreak., They always tell themselves and everyone else that they have never been and never will fall in love and you see this all unfold in Act 1 Scene 1 where Beatrice and Benedick are making fun of each other. When Beatrice quotes “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow then a man swear he loves me “and Benedick also says similar things like “Are you yet living?” to Beatrice it, shows how they don’t like each other. The main film techniques used in this scene are mid shots. This type of shot shows their facial expressions and how they feel about each other.

Both Beatrice and Benedick want nothing to do with each other or love itself, but little do they know that soon will change, in Act 5 scene 4 when Benedick and Beatrice confess their love for each other. Where you find Benedick at the alter ready to confess his love for Beatrice, and to take her hand in marriage, this is when both Beatrice and Benedick have realized they have been tricked by Hero and Claudio, But both benedick and Beatrice continue to deny their love for one another, this is where hero and Claudio reveal the love letters both Beatrice and benedick have written for each other. This is where Benedick says “A miracle! Here are our own hands against our hearts” and then proceeds to kiss Beatrice. There a lot of close ups and mid shots in this scene to show us, both benedick and Beatrice’s facial expressions and to capture their moment of love and romance. Both Beatrice and...
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