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“Some Might Say That The Relationship And Characters Of Beatrice And Benedick Are Much More Interesting Than Hero And Claudio.” Explore Your Views...

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My opinion of Much Ado About Nothing is that it is a love story even though it is supposedly a comedy. I thought that all the "funny" bits of the play were hidden and hard to understand and the play seems to centralise greatly on relationships. There are two main relationships in the play, that of Benedick and Beatrice and that of Claudio and Hero. Which of these couple’s relationships is more interesting?
Throughout the play Beatrice is shown to be unhappy with the way women are treated in this time period. She shows her unhappiness of the treatment of women by rebelling to the normal traits of women, such as: being strong willed and strong minded (which she shows by insulting people or more specifically, men) “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me,” she says this because a crow symbolises death this means that she would rather that her dog would tempt death than fall in love. Also Beatrice has a very sharp wit unlike other ladies of the time and she doesn’t hesitate to use it on Benedick “Well, you are a rare parrot teacher.” Beatrice, estrange to all the other women of that time, does not like the idea of marriage. Benedick also shows all these traits of being strong minded, strong willed, having a sharp wit “what, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?” By referring to Beatrice as Lady Disdain, He is saying that she thinks she is above everyone else. Benedick also dislikes the idea of marriage and says that “truly [he] love none” in the play he is saying this to confirm to Beatrice that lots of ladies have loved him but he does not love any of them.
Because Benedick and Beatrice both share most of their more weird traits (especially for that time period) it makes their relationship much more interesting than Hero and Claudio’s, which is relatively normal of a couple from that time period. In the play Hero represents the formal courtship traditions from the time. When marriage is talked about in the play she tends to not...

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