Much Ado About Nothing


April 29, 2010 |

In William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” he develops several characters that can be compared and related to people today. He uses his figurative language, the way the character’s role plays a big part, and how the theme works very well with the way the play goes. He uses these many ways to show how the characters are very specific to the plot so that the reader can relate to the specific character. He uses different angles in the play to portray a certain character which can in turn relate to a certain person in our everyday lives. He uses this technique in many varieties of plays he wrote.
Confusion is one of the biggest emotions in this play and most of the characters feel this emotion in some way or another. For Beatrice and Benedick, it’s the confusion of their love for each other. Since the beginning of the play they are so focused on denying their love and trying to prove themselves that they overlook their love. Even towards the end of the play after they profess their love, they still don’t want to be embarrassed when Benedick asks Beatrice for her hand in marriage. Like in Act 5 Scene 4, “Do you not love me? Why no, no more than reason. Why then, your uncle and the Prince and Claudio have been Deceived. They swore you did. Do you not love me? Troth, no, no more than reason. Why then, my cousin, Margaret, and Ursula are much deceived, for they did swear you did. They swore that you were almost sick for me. They swore that you were well-nigh dead for me…..” In this quote you can see that even after they profess their love they still try to deny it to everyone.
Mistaken Identities is another major part that adds to the confusion of this play. The main bulk of the confusion about nothing is because all the characters have mistaken someone’s identity in the play. The one real part that adds tension and a real sense of evil to his character is when Don Jon tells Borachio of his evil plan to defame Hero. “They will...