Explain the way in which the theme ‘tricks and disguises’ is central to the play Much Ado About Nothing? Main theme in Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare is Tricks and Disguises. Much Ado about nothing is a comedy like most of Shakespeare’s plays; the characters play tricks on each other throughout the play. Firstly this essay will discuss Don Pedro tricking and wining Hero for Claudio. Secondly this essay will examine Don Pedro, Leonato and Claudio tricking Benedick into thinking that Beatrice love him and Hero and Ursula tricking Beatrice into thinking that Benedick is in love with her.
Borachio makes most of the plans to of deception and to stop the marriage. He says, go you to the Prince your brother, spare not to tell him, that he hath wronged his honour in marrying the renowned Claudio, whose estimation do you mightily hold up, to a contaminated stale, such as one Hero. They then go onto plan to bring Claudio to see Hero with Borachio, but they will have disguised Margaret as Hero. This is one main part of deception. The second of the two main plans of deception is Claudio, Leonato and Don Pedro are talking, in hearing distance of Benedick, of Beatrice.
This feud brought problems along with it, such as the killing of Tybalt by Romeo. Juliet had said: “What’s in a name?” which explains her ill fate of being a Capulet and Romeo being a Montague. When Romeo tells his servant, “Ay, mine own fortune in my misery.” This sentence tells us he does not care for what Juliet’s name, nor his is. Bad luck plays a major role in the story of two-star-crossed lovers. There is an example of this when Romeo attends the Capulet’s party, and this is where he is first exposed to Juliet and where the misfortune begins.
Oberon: Manipulative or not? What does it mean to be manipulative? Well, in William Shakespeare’s play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Oberon and Titania have a big disliking for each other even though they are husband and wife. The thing with Oberon is that he really wants the Indian boy so he can become apart of his crew but Titania won’t allow Oberon to have hi. This is where one realizes how well Shakespeare shows characterization towards Oberon being manipulative because he orders Puck to put the love in idleness flower on someone with Athenian clothing, he used the same flower on Titania while she slept to help him get the Indian boy, and his reaction to finding out Titania fell in love with an ass.
In an epoch where true love was perfidious, two young lovers had garroted themselves to merely stay together. William Shakespeare composed an amorous cataclysm about two young lovers that could never truly be, in the play called, Romeo and Juliet. In the city of Verona, two illustrious bloodlines, the Montague’s and the Capulet’s were engaged in a brawl that was disruptive to the people of Verona; the Prince declared street battles verboten in an endeavor to put an end to any further altercations. The Capulet’s hosted a masked soiree in order to inspire Juliet a courtship to Paris; Romeo solely went to the soiree to see his beloved Rosaline at first, but once he laid his eyes upon Juliet, it was love at first sight. Tybalt noticed that one
He cruelly rejects Hero, saying "There, Leonato, take her back again. Give not this rotten orange to your friend!" and proceeds to shame her publicly by hurling wild accusations of her alleged infidelity. This cunning, villainous scheme was planted into the mind of the gullible young Claudio by none other than Don John the bastard, with the assistance of his followers. This comes as a surprise to the audience as Don John attempted to trick Claudio previously saying that Don Pedro was 'in love' with Hero and intended to woo her and marry her himself.
1.2.184-185. Hamlet is extremely displeased as he must now call his uncle, stepfather/King due to their ill conceived union...’you have deeply offended your father’ [she means Claudius] 3.4.9. Hamlet felt anger and resentment towards his mother who has not only betrayed him but also his father's memory in marrying a man inferior to his father. A man who he believed could not walk near his father’s footsteps ‘...To give the world a model man. This was your husband....what follows.
Moreover, the older sisters implicitly inferior status in his affections is immediately obvious to the member of the court in attendance.” (Newman 1) Lear does not realize that he is destroying his relationship with his daughter Cordelia, but also he is not realizing that Goneril and Regan’s mischief will lead him into insanity, which later causes the loss of father-daughter bond in the play. As a result King Lear is driven mad with regret and his life will ultimately change due to his initial naivety to the truth. Gloucester gullibility also leads him to mislead his family. As a father he is blind to see the truth
Duke Orsino is in love with Olivia. Viola falls in love with Orsino, while disguised as, Cesario. Olivia falls in love with Cesario. This love triangle is only resolved when Olivia falls in love with Viola’s twin brother, Sebastian, and, at the last minute, Orsino decides that he actually loves Viola. Twelfth Night derives much of its comic force by satirizing these lovers.