Much Ado About Nothing Deception Analysis

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Deception creates a false reality. One cannot control fate and the actions of others. One cannot stop others from deceiving another whether or not deception occurs among friends or enemies. For instance, when a criminal robs a bank and flees the scene. The criminal frames whoever remains at the scene of the crime and the police falsely accuse the bystander. In reality, the criminal robs the bank, but deceive the police of who really commits the crime, thus the creation of a false reality. In the 17th century romantic play, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare makes use of deception to show how the actuality of a situation distorts itself when dishonest people alter what happens. An individual’s appearance can disguise his or he self from…show more content…
Shakespeare echoes key thematic topics by the production of a series of lies that form intro deception at crucial moments. When Hero and Ursula exit and leave Beatrice alone, Beatrice declares, “…Benedick, love on; I will requite thee, taming my wild heart to thy loving hand” (III. i. 117-118). Beatrice expresses her acceptance of Benedick’s love but does not realize the love inside Beatrice exists artificially. Beatrice’s faith in her emotions leaves her vulnerable to any criticism of her love to Benedick. For instance, when Hero commands Margaret to fetch Beatrice, Hero and Ursula purposely allow Beatrice to listen to them to invoke a stronger attraction in Beatrice towards Benedick. Shakespeare allows the first sign of the theme deception to manifests itself within Hero and Ursula’s conversation. Shakespeare aims to project a very harsh form of deception here in order to emphasize the power of deception of love. As Benedick speaks to himself of Beatrice, Don Pedro sends Beatrice to Benedick to invite him to dinner. Benedick mocks the conversation between him and Beatrice, and says, “If I do not take pity of her, I am a villain; If I do not love her, I am a Jew” (II. iii. 264-265). Shakespeare leans the theme of deception closer to Benedick in his dispute with Beatrice. Shakespeare echoes the idea that within a high pressure position, love becomes
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