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Chains of Love. In Shakespeares play, Much Ado About Nothing, two couples develop throughout the story, Claudio and Hero, along with Benedick and Beatrice.

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Christelle LaRocque Mrs. Kostecki Grade 10, Pd. 4 11/5/10 Chains of Love Sometimes people think they are in true love and that it will last forever, but usually they are not. True love is when two people become one, trade souls, and combine hearts. Sometimes people are this intertwined, but no one can see it except for them. In Shakespeare's play, Much Ado About Nothing, two couples develop throughout the story, Claudio and Hero, along with Benedick and Beatrice. Benedick and Beatrice will probably have a far more successful relationship then Hero and Claudio. Benedick and Beatrice have a better chance at maintaining their relationship because they are independent, they trust each other, and they are completely devoted to each other. These are all important factors in a successful relationship, but if a chain is going to be strong there can be no weak links. In order to have a strong, lasting relationship, the two pieces that make the bond need to be strong to begin with. Beatrice and Benedict are both very strong individuals. This can be good and bad. They both are very stubborn and insistent on the fact that they do not need to get married. ...read more.

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They lean on each other as well as others to much to remain together. In Beatrice and Benedick's relationship, they are both very strong and independent. There are no weak links between them. They hold each other with the same amount of intensity and share each other equally. Another strengthening quality in their relationship is the trust they have for each other. Claudio does not trust Hero from the start of their relationship. Before he even saw the "proof" that showed her betrayal, he was planning out how he would get back at her for the crime. He says, "If I see anything tonight why I should not/ marry her, tomorrow in the congregation, where I/ should wed, there will I shame her" (III, ii, 117-119). Benedick, on the other hand, went against what his best friend believed and trusted that Beatrice was telling the truth about Hero. He agreed that Hero was wrongly accused, despite the "proof" and despite his best friend's word. He chose to trust Beatrice. This shows how amazingly strong their bond is. He stayed to comfort Beatrice and gave up his best friend for her. ...read more.

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They even tell each other this during a particular conversation. Benedick says, "...And I pray thee now tell me, for which of my/ bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?" Beatrice answers, "For them all together, which maintained so/ politic a state of evil that they will not admit any good/ part to intermingle with them" (V, ii, 57-61). They love all of each other, and that is true devotion. Love is breakable when only the good side is loved, just as Claudio and Hero's love is clearly not going to last. Benedick and Beatrice have nothing to lose because they stay the same, but surrender to one another. The relationship that Beatrice and Benedick have will most likely survive for a much longer time then Claudio and Hero's. They make up a stronger chain because they are both strong links by themselves. They can survive many rough roads because they have complete trust in one another. They are committed enough to survive because their every word and action shows that they are completely devoted to each other. In conclusion, they have everything necessary in their relationship that none of the links are week. There are no breaking points in the chain. They are a permanent chain of love. ?? ?? ?? ?? LaRocque 1 ...read more.

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