Romeo And Juliet, Hamlet And Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare is known by all as a famous playwright, but not many people understand how important his work is because it was written so long ago, and they believe it is irrelevant. William Shakespeare has influenced the theatrical world, or say the entire world through his work, because of the impact his characters have on the audience. I have been studying William Shakespeare for five years now, he is one of my favorite authors, and I have read many of his books. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Much Ado About Nothing are just a few of his plays that people can still connect to today through his characters and to where their story goes. “Shakespeare is taught in 91 percent of US high schools. The play most often read is Romeo and Juliet” …show more content…
Or feel jealousy or rage? Or fall victim to discrimination? Or act desperately out of passion?” (Strauss). This has the most relevance with Shakespeare 's play, Much Ado About Nothing. The phrase “Friend-zone” refers to the act of turning someone down romantically by saying that the person is only a friend. Don Pedro, a rather average man, asks the beautiful Beatrice to date him by asking, “Will you have me, lady?” to which Beatrice replies, “No, my lord, not unless I might have another for working days. Your grace is too costly to wear everyday. But I beseech your grace pardon me. I was born to speak all mirth no manner” (Much Ado About Nothing 2.1). Beatrice is the first example of friend-zoning. She tells Don Pedro that she wouldn’t date him, unless she could have a better man on the side, then proceeds to state that she was born with no filter and always tells the truth how it is. This also ties into how men seem to complain about women, and their friends around women. Benedict goes on a rant complaining about his friend Claudio being in love, and goes on to describe his perfect woman. He states, “I do much wonder that one man, seeing how much another man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviors to love, will, after he hath laughed at such shallow follies in others, become the argument of his own scorn by failing in love: and such a man is Claudio. … Rich she shall be, that 's certain; wise, or I 'll none; virtuous, or I 'll never cheapen her; fair, or I 'll never look on her; mild, or come not near me; noble, or not I for an angel; of good discourse, an excellent musician, and her hair shall be of what colour it please God” (Much Ado About Nothing 2.3). Benedict is complaining about Claudio saying he would never be in a relationship, but

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