Much Ado About Nothing and the Other Boleyn Girl

A relationship involves a connection with others which may tighten, change or unravel over time. It brings two or more people together because of similarity or their involvement with one another. The concept of relationships is shown in the texts Much Ado About Nothing (about 1600) written by Shakespeare and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) directed by Justin Chadwick.
The concept of a patriarchal society plays an important role in both Much Ado About Nothing and The Other Boleyn Girl as it affects who they are and how they act. A patriarchal society is a male dominated society where men have the dominance and say of what the females whom they have a relationship with do. In Much Ado About Nothing, Leonato and Antonio are the main dominating males in the film to Beatrice and Hero. In The Other Boleyn Girl, the king and Anne and Mary’s uncle and father are the main dominating males in their life.
When we are first introduced to Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, it looks like they have a troubled relationship as they are both extremely feisty to each other by making witty remarks. The exchanges of the witty comments between the two suggest that there is a deep tension between them, possibly because of something that has happened in their relationship in the past.   Shakespeare uses there relationship to create tension, irony and drama to get the viewer hooked. Beatrice is rude to Benedick, just as he is to her. This is shown in the play many times, but one important time is when you first meet them. Beatrice remarks to Benedick ‘I wonder that you will still be talking, Signor Benedick. Nobody marks you’ to which Benedick replies ‘What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you let living?’. Beatrice is saying that she is amazed Benedicks still talking as no one is listening to him, to which he responds with saying to her aren’t you dead yet. This time they first meet again is a very harsh although all others are used to it as Leonato comments that whenever they meet...