Much Ado About Nothing Deceit Analysis

Deceit and Betrayal Every living human being has been deceived at least once in their lifetime. There’s always a reason behind deceit, and sometimes the reason may be to create something better in one's life. In Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, the people of Messina face a time in their lives where their lives revolve around nothing but pure deceit. Deceiving someone doesn’t always seem like a nice thing to do to, however, good things may come out of it to bring certain information out in the light. We’d be surprised how far lying could get us. In this story, it all starts out with Claudio falling in love with Hero at first sight. The feeling was mutual between the two, and everyone was so happy about it except one bitter villain …show more content…
For example, love was made with lies in Much Ado About Nothing. Benedick and Beatrice were both so hard headed when it came to love and refused to feel any sort of good emotion towards another person. Their family and friends knew they were both perfect for one another and decided to make a plan to deceive them into thinking one confessed their love for one another when in reality nothing was said. Hero and Ursula teamed up to make sure that Beatrice heard a conversation they were having about Benedick. Hero’s planned something good for her cousin, she said “ My talk to thee must be how Benedick is sick in love with Beatrice. Of this matter is little Cupid’s crafty arro made, that only wounds by hearsay.” (3.1.21-24). This plan will make Beatrice think that Benedick loves her and everyone knows besides her which will make her fall for him. As for tricking Benedick, they made it a mission for him to overheard a conversation too. The Prince, Claudio, and Leonato made up a lie about Beatrice confessing her love for Benedick, but being too stubborn to admit it. Claudio stated “Then down upon her knees she falls, weeps, sobs, beats her heart, tears her hair, prays, curses: ‘O sweet Benedick, God give me patience.’” (2.3.154-156). When Claudio says this, Benedick’s love switch turns on yet he swears that he only has to love her because she loves him. Out of this lie, Benedick and Beatrice put their differences, or more like similarities aside

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