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Much Ado About Nothing - The similarities and differences of the techniques used by the various characters in 'act 2 scene 3' and 'act 3 scene 1' to persuade Beatrice and Benedick to express their love for one another.

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Vincia Phillip AS English Language and Literature Much Ado About Nothing The similarities and differences of the techniques used by the various characters in 'act 2 scene3' and 'act 3 scene 1' to persuade Beatrice and Benedick to express their love for one another. In the play 'Much Ado about Nothing', Shakespeare uses various techniques in his writing to convey the art of persuasion of two characters; Beatrice and Benedick. Beatrice and Benedick can be defined as two very outspoken characters. They are both bold and are very argumentative. They are scornful of each other and are frequently caught up in intense arguments about marriage and relationships. Both characters swear never to be wedded to each other or anyone of the opposite sex. They appear to be totally against marriage and are capable of taking care of themselves. In contrast they are however deeply in love with each other. Being proud characters neither are eager to let the other know of this love. With the help of a few of their friends they are informed of each others fantasies and love and persuaded to express their love for each other. ...read more.

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This would enlighten Benedick to change his ways. This also shows the men's pity towards Beatrice and they do this again in lines 134-135 '...He would make but a sport of it, and torment the poor lady worse.' 'It' represents Beatrice's love, and also lines140-143,' I am sorry for her, as I have just cause, being her uncle, and her guardian.' This also helps to portray Beatrice as being an honourable woman. Praises are given to her throughout the conversation. These were aimed to make Benedick aware of what he would be missing if he allowed this potential love affair to have faded away. Don Pedro said; lines 136- 137 '.....she is an excellent sweet lady, and (out of all suspicion) she is virtuous.' Claudio followed by saying; line 138 'And she is exceedingly wise.' The men did as best as they could to cleverly persuade Benedick and if that didn't help, they also made the situation seem likely. Don Pedro and Hero's relationship was the base on which this proof was set and with Hero Being Beatrice's cousin and friend Benedick was sure to be persuaded. ...read more.

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Line 60, 'How wise, how noble, young, how rarely featured ...'Hero said this in so that Beatrice would see all that she would miss out on if she did not make her move. In the end Beatrice had to be convinced by all of what Hero had said. This was also set on the basis of Hero's relationship with Don Pedro, who was Benedick's friend. Many similar techniques were used to persuade the two characters; however, there were also differences. As opposed to the males version of persuasion, the women, Hero and Ursula did not stress or place much enthesis on Beatrice's staying up at nights, writing to, and crying about Benedick. Act 2 scene 3 was also a longer scene. It took longer to persuade Benedick than it took to persuade Beatrice. In the end both were convinced; However Beatrice was left 'floating in the air'. She was willing to let he love known to Benedick. Lines111 - 114, '....I will recruit thee, Taming my wild heart to thy loving hand: If thou dost love, my kindness shall insite thee to bind our loves up in a holy band ...' She also makes provision to change her ways to ensure that the relationship works out . ...read more.

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