Plot analysis of much ado about nothing by william shakespeare

Claudio announces that he noticed Hero before the war, but he was busy with war stuff. Fortunately, the night watchmen overhear Borachio bragging about his crime. Overall, he falls in love with Hero quickly. Scene 2: It is the night before the wedding and Don John prepares to execute his plan.

One story follows the formal, romantic relationship between Leonato's daughter, Hero a young womanand Claudio a young officer : Claudio realizes, after returning from war, that he is deeply in love with Hero and wants to ask her father for permission to marry her.

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The joyful lovers all have a merry dance before they celebrate their double wedding. Most good stories start with a fundamental list of ingredients: the initial situation, conflict, complication, climax, suspense, denouement, and conclusion.

Leonato gives permission for his daughter to marry Claudio in seven days time. Scene 3: Meanwhile, Don Pedro tricks Benedick into thinking that Beatrice is head-over-heels in love with him, but dare not admit it in case Benedick mocks her.

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We may be kind of rooting for them to get together eventually, but their love is complicated by the possibility that it might make them boring and typical, thus robbing them of all the qualities that made them fall in love with each other in the first place.

High drama, all over the place. As far as Beatrice and Benedick go, this same scene is a climax in their relationship too.

Plot analysis of much ado about nothing by william shakespeare

This scene is also climactic because of what actually happens. Now he can get busy with love stuff. Beatrice alludes to some past interactions she may have had with Benedick that have soured her both on him and on love. Benedick then asks Beatrice if she will marry him, and after some arguing they agree. Scene 4: At the wedding, Claudio is amazed when Hero is revealed to be alive and as virtuous as ever. As far as Beatrice and Benedick go, this same scene is a climax in their relationship too. Antonio explains that he overheard Claudio confessing his love for Hero. Claudio promises to make amends to Leonato: he is required to marry a cousin of Hero's in her place.

All of this turmoil has put pressure on Benedick to reveal his love, especially because of how upset Beatrice is. He says that he will forgive Claudio if he marries his cousin the following day.

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Much Ado About Nothing Plot Analysis