In this essay I will explore Shakespeare’s two plays Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado about Nothing. These plays are presented in the 16th Century. Romeo and Juliet is about 2 lovers who meet but they are from rival families. At the end of the play they both kill each other, it ends in a tragedy. Much Ado about Nothing is about lovers who meet but Claudio thinks that Hero cheated him but at the end of the play it ends and all the couple marries and live happily ever after, this play is a comedy.
At the start of the play Lord Capulet seems loving towards his daughter by saying “My child is yet a stranger in the world. She hath not seen the change of fourteen years. Let there be 2 more summers wither in their pride Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride”. This suggests that that Capulet wants her daughter to wait 2 more summers and wait for her to grow up and be a bride. The word “stranger” implies that her daughter is innocent and she doesn’t know the world yet.
In a similar way at the start of Much Ado about Nothing, Leonato shows that he loves his daughter Hero by saying “But will acquaint my daughter withal, that she may be the better prepared for an answer if peradventure this be true”. This makes me think that Leonato is a soft person and he will let his daughter have a choice to marry or not. The word “acquaint” suggests that Leonato is soft and not forceful towards his daughter.
In Act 3 scene 1 the relationship between Lord Capulet and Juliet worsens by saying “How, how, how, how? Chopped Logic! What is this?” This implies that Lord Capulet is confused and he is frustrated when Juliet rejected the marriage. The words “How, how, how, how?” makes me think that Lord Capulet showed her so much love and that is how she repays him by saying no to the marriage.
Looking back at Much Ado about Nothing we can see that Leonato is disappointed with Hero by saying “Fate! Take not away thy heavy hand! Death is the fairest cover for her shame that may not...