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How does William Shakespeare explore the different kinds of love in "Much Ado about Nothing?" I am going to analyze the different kinds of love that Shakespeare made

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English Coursework How does William Shakespeare explore the different kinds of love in "Much Ado about Nothing?" I am going to analyze the different kinds of love that Shakespeare made in "Much Ado about nothing". I have chosen two main areas of love to explore; the two are Hero's and Claudio's love, Benedick's love and Beatrice's love. These are the two main and obvious types of love there are many more like the love between Leonato and Antonio which I may touch on in the coursework. Also the love between the four men that returned from the war Don Pedro, Don John, Claudio and Benedick. The "much ado about nothing" play is set in Italy and is in the town of Messina In this part I will discuss the love between Benedick and Beatrice. ...read more.

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Benedick during the play starts to fall for Beatrice and when he hears the gentlemen talking of Beatrice's love for him he starts to take a different view on Beatrice and this is the first obvious sign that Benedick is not just a cold hearted man, he is just lacking love. Beatrice is also fooled by the same trick, the trick where hero talks of Benedicks love for Beatrice, and when it is spoken of Benedicks feelings for her she is flattered and also let's the thought creep into her mind that maybe there is love. We can see that Benedick is being stubborn in the way he speaks of Hero when talking to Claudio Benedick: "Why I' faith, methinks she's too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise, and too little for great praise. ...read more.

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Claudio makes the first move by asking people about their thoughts on Hero and from Benedick he gets the view of a cold hearted man and from Don Pedro he gets a warm welcome and Don Pedro agrees to "win fair ladies heart" Hero is young and is still a virgin and has a father with a lot of estate, so has a high status in society. Hero is flattered by Claudio's interest in her. Claudio seeks reassurance friends before hand by asking if she is good enough. There maybe a hidden agenda as when he finds out of Hero's death he just accepts the hand of another one of Leonato's daughters. So is there really love or is he just after the estate that Leonato owns. When Claudio allegedly sees Hero the "fair lady" making love to ............ he is quick to through the blain onto Hero and not even ask for her say in the matter ?? ?? ?? ?? Darren Rowbotham ...read more.

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