Similarities Between King Lear And Much Ado About Nothing
(A discussion on the similarities and differences in Shakespeare’s King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing)
When renting movies nowadays, the movies are often organized according to their genres. There are thrillers, comedies, rom coms, action/adventure, horror, etc. The list goes on for ages. Before there were movies, there were plays. Shakespeare is the most famous playwright in history. He often wrote plays in three genres. Comedies, tragedies, and histories, were Shakespeare’s favorite genres. Two of his plays, Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear, are two examples of a comedy and a tragedy. Although these plays are extremely different, they have some similarities. Both Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear discuss love, but both in different ways.
Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. This play is set in Italy, and is a play about marriage. One scholar commented that Shakespeare uses marriages in his …show more content…
Both King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing discuss the acts of love. King Lear shows us that love cannot be tied down to words. Love is unconditional and priceless. True love is laying down one’s life for one’s friends and family. This tragedy shows what love truly is. Love should have no bounds. In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare discusses how even if people are against love and marriage, they still want to be loved. Beatrice and Benedick proclaim that they will never marry, but soon realize that they really want to be loved by someone. They decide that marriage is what they truly want. Everyone needs someone to love and someone to love them. Companions and friends are extremely important in life. Obviously, King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing teach the audience important messages about love, even though one is a tragedy, and the other a