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Much Ado About Nothing- Examine the significance of this passage. The verse Sweet, let me see your face reflects on Claudio being conclusive on who the masked women is.

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Examine the significance of this passage. Support you details from the passage. Through the use of language, definitions and structure in the passage in the play ?Much Ado about Nothing? by William Shakespeare, the passage presents the idea of deception by men and deceiving applies on anyone. Deception is shown through Claudio. The verse ?Sweet, let me see your face? reflects on Claudio being conclusive on who the masked women is. The use of imperative reveals that Claudio is wants to have an honorable lady with mainly appearance to reveal the honor she has. Claudio calls Hero ?Sweet? displays Claudio?s expectation of her having a beautiful face. The denotation of ?sweet? is the pleasant taste and not having the taste sour, salty or bitter because sour, salty and bitter has a negative taste but as to the taste of sweet have a joy and wonderful feeling when tasting the flavor. The ?sweet? is significant as to Claudio being of shocked with the deception of ?Another Hero!? The exclamation mark presents Claudio?s restore of honor as his accuse have not killed Hero. ...read more.

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Deceiving is also bought out by Friar Francis, with the idea of Hero pretending to be dead. Friar Francis?s declaration of ?tell you largely of fair Hero?s death? reveals the idea that it is Friar Francis?s scheme. The connotation of ?fair? is the balance between situation which describes Hero as being innocent and that it has nothing to do it Hero with making this plan. The verb ?tell? illustrates Friar Francis in knowing the plan and it is significant as to a Friar, a priest who believes in God, is the person who deceives Claudio and Don Pedro. Through significant male character deceiving others, it shows that men deceive without minding their status. Don Pedro also presents deception with his teasing of Benedick with ?such a February face?. The use of ?February? draws out the hyperbole with the idea of extraordinary situations. The situations include decception to tease Benedick and Beatrice with their morals of not marrying one another. Through relationships between Claudio, Hero Don Pedro, Benedick and Friar Francis the passage presents the idea of deception by men and that deceiving applies on anyone. ...read more.

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BENEDICK Bull Jove, sir, had an amiable low; And some such strange bull leap'd your father's cow, And got a calf in that same noble feat Much like to you, for you have just his bleat. CLAUDIO For this I owe you: here comes other reckonings. Re-enter ANTONIO, with the Ladies masked Which is the lady I must seize upon? ANTONIO This same is she, and I do give you her. CLAUDIO Why, then she's mine. Sweet, let me see your face. LEONATO No, that you shall not, till you take her hand Before this friar and swear to marry her. CLAUDIO Give me your hand: before this holy friar, I am your husband, if you like of me. HERO And when I lived, I was your other wife: Unmasking And when you loved, you were my other husband. CLAUDIO Another Hero! HERO Nothing certainer: One Hero died defiled, but I do live, And surely as I live, I am a maid. DON PEDRO The former Hero! Hero that is dead! LEONATO She died, my lord, but whiles her slander lived. FRIAR FRANCIS All this amazement can I qualify: When after that the holy rites are ended, I'll tell you largely of fair Hero's death: Meantime let wonder seem familiar, And to the chapel let us presently. ...read more.

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