Claudio And Hero's Relationship In Much Ado About Nothing

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Is love at first sight a real thing? Can it be real love, if it is? These are questions that were asked about Claudio and Hero’s relationship in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Claudio is a bachelor. He is a soldier, not looking for a woman until he meets Hero. Hero is the daughter of the governor of Messina. She is gorgeous, yet doesn’t have much to say on her own account, so she is almost always told what to, and she listens. Claudio and Hero ‘fall in love’ from the second they lay eyes on each other when Claudio arrives to Messina as a war hero. They end up becoming engaged, but when Claudio is tricked into thinking Hero has been unfaithful to him, he confronts her at the altar. A scene is made, and Hero’s death is faked …show more content…
Claudio proved to be disloyal to Hero very quickly in the play. When Hero was accused of infidelity, Claudio did not approach her in a gentle, loving way. Rather, he waited until the wedding to publicly confront her in a large scene. Then, once he found out Hero was innocent, he was immediately back in love with her. This pliability is a bad moral for a relationship. The fact that he was so quick to accuse her without talking to her privately first, then willingly marry someone else immediately after are huge red flags. Hero, on the other hand, should have been willing to speak on her own behalf. She should have tried to talk to Claudio, however, she agreed to fake her death, and then agreed again to marry the same man that made her look like a fool in front of the whole village. Claudio and Hero did not express the loyalty to each other that people who are truly in love do. Once again, these are more reasons that Claudio and Hero’s relationship was toxic and harmful. In conclusion, Claudio and Hero is a great example of a very unhealthy relationship because they barely knew each other, there is no such thing as ‘love at first sight’, and they did not truly love each

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