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Much Ado About Nothing

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M.Ibrahim Aftab Khan 1548 10.3 Q. Imagine that you a Beatrice at the end of Act 4 Scene 1. Write your thoughts and feelings about the men's treatment of Hero. Die Claudio Die!!! What men with such honour and pride would have the thought of embarrassing a woman on her wedding day which is supposed to be the most beautiful day of a woman's life? God curse these foolish men and let them die in the boiling liquid of hell. During the wedding, Claudio harshly announces that he isn't going to marry our dear sin-less Hero and fired up with insults which were like swords and daggers through Hero's innocent lovely heart calling her a common stale, a rotten orange and that her blush is that of guiltiness causing Hero to faint. There, behind him stood Don John and Don Pedro acknowledging every word that Count Shame-less said and assisted him further in insulting my poor innocent lamb Hero. There, they stood Don Pedro and Don John nodding to whatever filthy lies came out of Claudio's mouth. ...read more.


and thrive it through Claudio's heart, but no I couldn't do so; as God has locked me in a defenceless woman's body so my body cannot act against the insults; instead I have to face all this. One more crook uncovered his true identity and that didn't surprise me at all as it was the respected Mayor of Messina my Uncle Leonato who flared up in rage on hearing the accusations against Hero. The reason why I wasn't surprised at all on his rage is because this is not the first time this happened, I remembered the time when she was just 10 years and mistakenly lit the guest house, exactly two days before the Prince of Florentine's arrival. He got so angry with her, that he did not talk to her for a day and had rather locked her up in her chamber for two whole days. This is how much torture he has implemented on her since the day she has been a girl. Note that surprisingly my secret love Benedict wasn't included in the list of the rascals as he kept by Hero's side meaning my side even after hearing the accusations. ...read more.


Soon everyone left the church with hearts full of sadness and grief, thus I was left alone with Benedict, ignoring his presence I waited till everyone left so my heart could continue weeping but openly. From behind came Benedict, he sat right alongside me and questioned me whether I was weeping the whole while. I agreed at the spot without any hesitation and in a while confessed our love for each other. I soon got engaged with him and he vowed to me that he would duel against Claudio to extract our revenge for ruining my cousin's honour with such insults and accusations that she would never be able to show her face as an ideal woman again at Messina. I could still feel the anger underneath my heart to kill Claudio myself, but I have no power or right to follow my will but to sit here and weep, because I have been handicapped in being given a woman's role. I need to snooze off as fast as I can before I have to see the innocent faultless lamb's face in my chamber-room which would set my eyes weeping and my heart grieving for the poor soul. God Bless Hero... ?? ?? ?? ?? Course Work Literature Page 1 ...read more.

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Overall a good empathic response showing understanding of Beatrice's character and "voice". Also, there are good points made about other characters and the theme of honour, and links to the social and cultural context of the play. ****

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