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Much Ado About Nothing - Act 5 Scene 4 does it serve as a gooid conclusion to the play

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Much ado about nothing- GCSE coursework Act 5 scenes 4 is the final scene of the play, and often people question whether all the issues arisen in the play have really been resolved. First it is necessary to address the issues that have been fully resolved, such as the ongoing duel between the Beatrice and Benedick. This argument had led them to finally realise there love for each other, at the end of the play the audience would feel that Beatrice and Benedick will live a happily married life. Before Beatrice and Benedick loved each other they used to argue with words all the time, but now they express there feelings towards one another with actions, they kissed each other in public. But still they are not strong enough to admit there relationship in public, Beatrice has to ask Benedick "do you not love me" and Benedick cant give the simple answer in front of his friends; this is because they are afraid of being in an uncomfortable, and embarrassing situation, ...read more.

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Hero will never trust Claudio due to what he did to her, Hero was very close to becoming a social outcast the friars said she should go to the nunnery secluded from the outside world, when Hero supposedly died. In the book, if she had lived she would have socially died, in a way it is symbolical that Hero died. It was only by chance that Hero could once again lead a normal life, but now she had to marry the man who she was killed by. Hero is too quiet and accepting in the book, and she does not have any self-esteem so she can't speak out against what is right and what is wrong, these were the expectations of Elizabethan woman in society. Claudio will always be afraid of being cheated on, due to the lack of trust. Women were treated as if an item of a man, and if they cheated on the man, it was a sign of weakness, this would often cause much embarrassment to the man, and he would be looked down upon among society. ...read more.

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This is why he made such an evil and cruel scheme to stop Claudio and Hero from marrying. He did not even have the goodness to admit it was him, instead he ran away. Claudio was getting married with Hero and Leanato was happy to give away her daughter to the person that nearly destroyed her life, when Claudio and Leanato were talking before Hero was to be shown to Claudio, it was a formal occasion and Claudio and Leanato were talking as if Claudio was buying something from Leanato. I don't think Leanato will ever be happy that he gave his daughter away to Claudio, they are certainly not friends, leanato is marrying Hero to Claudio, to stop her from being a social outcast and they are just trying to tie up the loose ends in the final scene of the play. The final scene of the play manages to finish any unresolved issues, but it feels that there is more that can be said. The scene also does end abruptly; it does not feel like an ending. Claudio is a ...read more.

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