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    Much Ado About Nothing Response Question: Describe what happens in a visual text you have studied and explain what this text made you think about. Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is a film adaption of William Shakespeare’s original play. In this film we watch a humorous drama unfold regarding the love lives of our main characters, which uses element of confusion and deception to . This film brought to light the different approach that the people had towards marriage and made me think about how social pride was such a big influence to the actions and attitudes of the main characters. The film is set in Messina, Italy, where a group of soldiers have arrived back from a war. They are comprised of Don Pedro, his illegitimate brother Don Jon, Count Claudio and Benedick.…

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    Though the original connotations and presumptions associated with a title like “Much Ado about Nothing” leave much (or really anything) to be desired, in the case of this play the word “nothing” ironically holds many meanings and great thematic weight. In describing his love for Beatrice, Benedick asserts “there’s a double meaning to that” and this same principle applies in regards to the title (cite). The first interpretation outlines the obvious, asserting that many of the play’s events are…

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    Love, Laughs, and Deception On November 19, 2015 at 8 o’clock in the evening I attended the play Much Ado About Nothing, inside of the Little Theatre at San Francisco State University (SFSU). I was able to purchase tickets online through a link from my theatre professor, there was a discounted student fee, which was $10 per ticket. I bought two tickets which was a total of $20, because my mom attended the play with me. We sat in the center of the theatre in row E, seat 110 and 111, it was…

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    In the play, Much Ado About Nothing, miscommunication and deceit surrounds every plot point. This is ironic because another version of the title is Much Ado About Noting, which implies that the play is about getting information, eavesdropping, and writing things down. Because everything that happens is misunderstood or interpreted incorrectly, most of the characters end up over-reacting or behaving rashly, causing even more problems than there were in the first place. This still happens today in…

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    Character Essay Beatrice is the cousin of Hero, the niece of Leonato, and the love interest of Benedick in the play Much Ado About Nothing. She is portrayed as if she is the protective older sister who can't seem to find love herself. When she is first introduced in the play, she insults Benedick, her love interest, and she doesn’t realize that she is in love with him until her cousins trick her into believing that he loves her. Beatrice exhibits the traits of having strong family values, being…

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    Much Ado About Nothing is predominantly classified as a romantic comedy, though its genre is quite apparent there are moments, however where the play takes a cynical turn and specific characters display cynicism, though not explicitly. The play exhibits selfish motives that prove my claim, where status play a large role in marriage, and honor (playing with status) can pressure even the strongest form of love to shatter in seconds, though despite the presence of cynicism, there is still,…

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    In William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing he has over twenty characters, but one stands out more than others. William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing mainly revolves around the character Beatrice. In act 1 Beatrice is in a flirty conflict with a young lord of Padua by the name of Benedick and the conflict continues on into act 2 as Beatrice and Benedick dance together. Then in act 3, Hero Beatrice’s cousin has a plan to make Beatrice realize Benedick loves her and Benedick comforts…

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    Gossip in Much Ado about Nothing and in the Real World “They say the lady is fair. ‘Tis a truth, I can bear them witness. And virtuous—’tis so, I cannot reprove it. And wise, but for loving me. By my troth, it is no addition to her wit—nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be horribly in love with her.” Act 3 scene 2.Throughout the play everyone is either gossiping or overhearing someone else gossip. Gossip occurs frequently in the play. Most of the gossiping that occurs in the play is…

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    process. Men have also felt the need to protect women, as they are portrayed as the weaker sex. However, in the play, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare shows the reader that women, when they go against society’s standards can be accepted as strong, capable, and independent, despite opposition. Shakespeare incorporated Beatrice into his play as an example of how some woman could go against the standards of the time, yet still be accepted. In Act 2 scene 1 of Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice…

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    True love is a concept that is requires laughter and the act of highlighting one another’s unique qualities. Shakespeare’s comedy play Much Ado About Nothing is about a group of family and friends and their adventures having to do with love. Two couples end up finding love, Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedick, these two couples have completely different characteristics about them. Beatrice and Benedick’s relationship is very full of spite at the beginning, but through the course of the…

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