• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Much Ado About Nothing section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Much Ado About Nothing essays

  1. How Beatrice and Benedick's relationship is presented in Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado about Nothing?'

    of love in every word she utters, 'against her will', Though she sparks with her usual sharp tongue, Benedick now finds hidden meanings in her words 'there's a double meaning in that' -disguised messages of love, Beatrice appears to have left no scope for ambiguity- which improves the comedy of

  2. Compare Shakespeare's Presentation of the Contrasting Relationships between Beatrice and Benedick and Claudio and ...

    for I will be horribly in love with her..." This evidence proves that Benedick has fallen in love with Beatrice. An emotional glimpse into Benedick's genuinely generous and compassionate heart is revealed contradicting his extremely negative attitude to such emotions at the beginning of the play.

  1. Commedia Dell'Arte had great influence of Shakespeare's comedy Much ado about nothing

    It was "entertainment by the people and for the people; and it is this very close relationship with humanity which gives this highly theatrical form its life" (McQuinn, Anne). Commedia dell'arte offered Shakespeare rich and thoughtful stock storylines that created the base of a universal plot.

  2. The Two Pairs Of Lovers In Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

    This speech seems to be sincere but the fact that Claudio says he is in love with Hero having only known her well for a few days makes us question as to how sincere Claudio really is.

  1. Much Ado About Nothing Wedding Tell The Story From Leonatos Perspective

    My daughter Hero was standing to one side of the room, with her veil down. Pride lurched up my spine. We were ready to proceed. The organ sounded and the organist started to play a wedding march. At that time we began to make our way towards the Alter.

  2. Explore Shakespeare's Presentation of Gender Issues in "Much Ado About Nothing"

    Another reason why Hero is more constrained than Beatrice is that it is seen as her duty to get a good marriage and keep the status of the family so she has to be conscious of her outward image at all times.

  1. How does Shakespeare Develop the Relationship between Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About ...

    This scene is not only important from a textual point of view, but it is also because of the possibilities for the mise-en-sc�ne. A director in producing this scene may consider the many possibilities in the ways he could make the Benedick and Beatrice characters act towards each other singularly, and how they move together.

  2. Discuss the presentation of the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick in Shakespeare's 'Much Ado ...

    This could also be suggested in the way Benedick uses 'thou' to address Beatrice and Beatrice uses 'You' to address Benedick. Shakespeare may have used this technique to show Beatrice has less status than Benedick. It could also mean that she is being more reserved and cautious towards Benedick.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work