Beatrice Much Ado About Nothing Character Essay Essay S 2012 Middle School

An example of this is “Be you constant in the accusations, and my cunning shall not shame me”.However, the fact there are multiple villains doesn’t conform to the comedic conventions, as a play would usually have only one main villain who causes continuous disruption.Shakespeare was able to intertwine the plot of the “merry way” by tricking both of these characters into believing that they are both in love with each other.Shakespeare also uses this convention in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ where the character of Puck, incorrectly used a love potion, leading to both Demetrius and Lysander being in love with Helena.This mistake from Puck opposed the original love relations between Lysander, Demetrius and Hermia.The purpose of Shakespeare extensively using the theme of conflict between characters throughout the play and the convention of intertwining plots, allows the characters to change and develop dramatically over the course of the play.However, we could argue that Claudio isn’t in fact romantic at all as he questions, “Hath Leonato any son, my lord?

They are a very conventional young couple as their relationship is based on first impressions where Claudio “look’d upon her with a soldier’s eye”, further connoting his naivety and how Shakespeare used aesthetic ideals, reiterating beauty over substance.Shakespeare uses the ideals of gender hierarchy, portraying Claudio as the more dominant character in the relationship as he doesn’t give Hero a chance to explain herself and instantly wants to“shame her”.However, in Claudio’s defence, it is possible to say he doesn’t need to get a secondary source as the accusation was told by another noblemen, connoting how a man’s view is entirely valid without there being a need for questioning.The way Don John “fled” may resemble his character as Shakespeare made him a mysterious character that is “not of many words”, which further leaves the audience of an enigma, as they don’t know what his next plan could be.However, in contrast, the audience are gratified with the cathartic ending as Borachio states, “The lady is dead upon mine and my master’s false accusation” allowing the two partners of Don John to take responsibility for the disruptions throughout the play.On the whole, we could also say how Don Pedro shows his naivety also by saying “And, as I wooed for thee to obtain her, I will join with thee to disgrace her” reiterating his social status and how he could evidently, make or break the relationship, but does this by stooping as low to Don John’s level, where in fact, he should show his maturity further in the play.Shakespeare conforms to the conventions of the two being separated and reunited towards the end of the play, suggesting a sense of catharsis as the two characters received their happy ending, enabling the audience to be satisfied with the total outcome, despite the negative occurrences throughout.He believed that “the poet’s aim is to produce pleasure in the spectator by eliciting from the representation the emotions of pity (for others) and fear (for oneself)”.I believe ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ creates a satisfactory dramatic catharsis by Shakespeare intertwining Elizabethan comedic conventions with other forms of comedy in order for characters to receive their cathartic, happy ending.This leaves a potential sense of justice in relation to Conrade and Borachio as they are accepting what they did, which satisfies the audience as the villains received their punishment.This is further reinforced when Don John is “brought with armed men back to Messina” at the end of the play, further adding to the effect of leaving the audience satisfied.

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