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Much ado about nothing - is it a happy ending?

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Much Ado About Nothing Daniel Chen Was it a 'HAPPY" Ending? The ending of Much Ado About Nothing is when Claudio marries Hero and Benedick marries Beatrice. Claudio was meant to marry the daughter of Leonato's brother. Who in the end was Hero. Don Jon and Borachio are caught for what they tried to do. After both of the marriages the town's people celebrated. There was music and dancing and that was how it ended. It is contentious whether it is a happy ending or not as there were many ups and downs in the play. For example Hero didn't have a say when her father, Leonato decided to fake her death and made Claudio marry her again. Claudio was told by Leonato that Hero had died and Claudio agreed to marry the daughter of Leonato's brother who in end was Hero. Claudio and Don Pedro go and mourn for her the day before he marries Hero again. Another example was Don Pedro not being able to marry, he wanted to marry Beatrice and so he was a bit emotional seeing what had happened (at the end of the play). ...read more.


One of them is that the way the play ended everyone was happy and cheerful, it was as if nothing bad had ever happened. Claudio and Hero were happy, so were Benedick and Beatrice. Even if Don Pedro didn't get to marry I'm sure he was happy for the others. Leonato was happy, he was happy for the marriage and that her daughter still had her honour. If he was happy I'm sure his brother and the friar are happy as they helped with the plan. The scene where Claudio goes and mourn for Hero's death was a bit like a turning point. The audience know that it will be a happy ending and that Claudio will marry Hero (but the audience know this when Leonato and the others talk about it after Claudio and the others left). Leonato knows thing will get better when everything when Claudio agrees to marry his brother' daughters That is why I believe it is not a tragedy because most people were happy. It also ended in a happy way. ...read more.


When it was Margaret and another person. I would say it was like a happy, romantic comedy of what we were supposed to think when we left the theatre. I don't think we should feel outraged at how hero was treated. Also just going back to the point about the moral of the play. Claudio made a mistake and so did Margaret for not properly sticking up for Hero. We shouldn't judge people for a mistake. For that reason I believe it is not a 'tragedy' of how it ended but as 'happy' ending. Hero didn't get a say but it kept the audience on their toes of what she was thinking. How do we know if Hero was sad about this? She could have felt sad and angry because she had to marry Claudio, the same man who had humiliated her in the wedding. At the same time she could have felt happy and just a bit emotional that she could marry the person she loves and that he was sorry. When Claudio and Hero went for the second marriage, her faced showed that she had forgiven him and she looked genuinely thrilled. I don't think we should feel outraged for Hero. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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