Essays Tagged: "Claudio"

This is a paper on the two works of sramatic literature, Much Ado about Nothing and Lysistrata

world today. There are two particular relationships that Shakespeare focuses on. These are between Claudio and Hero and between Benedick and Beatrice. These are both relationships of love, but they a ... rom each other now. Parallels can be drawn between present day relationships and those in this play.Claudio and Hero had a type of "high school" love. It was based primarily on physical attraction, an ...

(3 pages) 81 0 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is a comparison of the two pairs of lovers in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

romances come from opposite ends of the spectrum. One couple is Beatrice and Benedick; the other is Claudio and Hero. The reader learns everything about these couples throughout the play. The two coup ... hate. On the surface, the emotion present appears to be hate. However, a trick pulled by Don Pedro, Claudio, and others reveals that the reactions these two experience are brought about by their secre ...

(3 pages) 74 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Significance of Barnadine in Measure for Measure

soner and is merely a drunk. He is encountered in the play when he is sentenced to be executed with Claudio. Barnadine's attitude towards death is significantly different than how death is conceived i ... s creates a step backwards for him.Barnadine is also a significant figure because he is put next to Claudio. Barnadine has no fear of death nor does not conceive it as an issue. Barnadine is not in de ...

(1 pages) 32 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Explain how Shakespeare's portrayal of characters in Act1 of 'Measure for Measure' link with its genre of a problem play.

e of a problem play. I am going to look at the characters of the Duke, Angelo, Isabella, Lucio, and Claudio. Shakespeare portrays them through different methods such as through their actions, the way ... eath for seemingly minor crimes or even issue that would not be seen as a crime in today's society. Claudio seems to have good intentions, but Angelo sentences him to death even though Claudio has the ...

(6 pages) 44 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Don John, the Angry Bastard

but instead in a Machiavellian move to gain power. If you not that he strikes at only the powerful, Claudio, the prince's right hand in order to gain position and power. He does this by a manipulating ... power by right of ascension to the position his brother held. It may also be noted that by causing Claudio to dishonor Hero, he sets Benedick against him, Benedick being the superior fighter would ha ...

(2 pages) 13 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Much Ado about nothing" by William Shakespeare, A character anaysis

hips with each other. The play revolves around attempts and complications in finding love. Hero and Claudio fall deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice hated each other, which lead to them fallin ... in love, while Benedick and Beatrice hated each other, which lead to them falling in love as well. Claudio is a flawed lover though, as he is gullible and suspicious by nature. Hero has a passive and ...

(4 pages) 87 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Much ado about nothing is a play primarily about gossip- discuss

e mean? It indicates a big fuss about a trifle, and by the end this is exactly what happens. All of Claudio's accusations will come to nothing, causing the play to end the same way as if they never oc ... mething everyone in the play fails to do. It can also mean to stigmatize or point out, exactly what Claudio does to Hero in the church. Indeed, Claudio's first comment about Hero is whether anyone els ...

(7 pages) 42 0 2.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comparison between Claudio (measure for measure) and Gerard (murmuring judges)

ctually. I keep it at home. It works pretty well. It's always worked well for me." - Barry, page 75.Claudio's injustice: "You must lay down the treasures of your body, To this supposed, or else to let ... u've already taken the role of 'Poor Me'..." - Irina"Are you saying I shouldn't?" - Gerard, page 38.Claudio's acceptance: "I will encounter darkness as a bride and hug it in mine arms." - Claudio, act ...

(1 pages) 32 0 1.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tricks and Manipulation

e thoughts and feelings of the characters.The key examples of such manipulation includes Don Pedro, Claudio and Leonato tricking Benedick into believing that Beatrice loves him, and also Hero and Ursu ... o and Ursula tricking Beatrice into thinking Benedick is in love with her. The relationship between Claudio and Hero is also manipulated. For example Don John and Borachio trick Claudio and the Prince ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shakespeare's presentation of the gulling of Beatrice and Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing".

he themes explored is the emerging of true emotions from behind a mask. When Don Pedro, Leonato and Claudio enter, Benedick mocks "the Prince and Monsieur Love!" and hides "in the arbour". As well as ... eing humorous for the audience, it also implies a deeper impact that the developing relationship of Claudio and Hero is having on him. The audience has learnt from Act 1 Scene 1 his seemingly obvious ...

(5 pages) 29 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Title In Much Ado About Nothing

re, "As You Like It0/00). Indeed, the play is about nothing; it merely follows the relationships of Claudio and Hero, and in the end, the play culminates in the two other main characters falling in lo ... ving) the actions of others (such as the trick played on Beatrice and Benedick by Leonato, Hero and Claudio); they often observe and overhear one another, and consequently make a great deal out of ver ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Don John

is brother Don Pedro. In Act I, Scene I, Don Pedro arrives at Leonato's house with his two friends, Claudio and Benedick, and they are joyfully welcomed. Also accompanying Don Pedro is Don John "the B ... le to unrightfully neglect him. And because of this, "he hates the prince his brother, and he hates Claudio, because he is the prince's friend, and is determined to prevent Claudio's marriage with Her ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Much Ado About Nothing" Movie Review

kespeare's best-known comedies. The play is centered around two sets of lovers. The first, Hero and Claudio, felt in love at first sight and are going to marry soon. The second, Beatrice and Benedick, ... e feelings, his illegitimate brother, the evil Don John, tries to destroy the love between Hero and Claudio. The end you can imagine...The film's action progress through a series of picnics, banquets, ...

(3 pages) 35 1 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Compare and contrast the relationship between Hero and Claudio, and Benedick and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing".

anspires throughout the play and can most easily be seen through the relationships between Hero and Claudio, and Benedick and Beatrice. During the play the reader learns a lot about these couples as w ... aracters. Otherwise, their friends and family would not have tricked them into admitting their love.Claudio and Hero represent a more romantic relationship. Claudio finds himself in love with Hero upo ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comment on the theme of friendship in the play "Much ado about Nothing"?

In my opinion one of the most important statements made in "Much Ado About Nothing" is that of Claudio's concerning friendship, he says "Friendship is constant in all other things / Save in the o ... een broken and trouble ensue just because of love.The first instance of this is when Don John tells Claudio that the Prince woos Hero for himself. Claudio being gullible and extremely jealous, immedia ...

(1 pages) 20 0 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How does Shakespeare maintain the balance between seriousness and comedy in the play "Much ado about nothing"?

alance can be seen is in Act II Scene 2 and 3; Don John and Borachio devise a cruel plot to deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero had betrayed him. In the very next scene Benedict and Beatrice are " ... e of the balance is in Act IV Scene 1 and 2. In the first scene, we see Hero accused of betrayal by Claudio, "She knows the heat of a luxurious bed", and this leads to Hero's death being faked. In con ...

(1 pages) 16 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Discuss Shakespeare's use of dramatic irony in the play? What is the effect on the audience and how does it contribute to plot and character development?

atrice.The first notable use of dramatic irony occurs during the masked ball when both Benedick and Claudio believe they have tricked other people into believing they were someone else. In the case of ... k, as she continually ridicules him, yet he himself does not realise it. Similarly, Don John tricks Claudio into believing that Don Pedro is actually wooing Hero for himself, when he is actually not. ...

(2 pages) 19 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Much ado about nothing"

marriage.The main plot of 'Much Ado About Nothing' is that of the relationship between the popular Claudio and the angelic Hero. At first, Hero and Claudio appear to be the faultless couple. They fel ... ming home celebration, for his soldier friends who are returning home from a heroic battle.Hero and Claudios story deals with the realities of relationships based on love at first sight. Claudio only ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Much Ado About Nothing" by Shakespeare

as comic actors. In "Much Ado About Nothing", Shakespeare first tell us the love story of Hero and Claudio. Claudio is a young soldier of Don Pedro's Army. He has fought bravely on the war and may pe ... ght bravely on the war and may perhaps have been the reason of Don Pedro's victory. For this reason Claudio has an enemy, Don John who seems to also like Hero and be jealous of Claudio's successful we ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.6 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Assess the character of Angelo in "Measure for Measure" by Shakespeare

bella. So Shakespeare uses Mariana to show how Angelo is corrupt and create a sort of irony between Claudio and Angelo and without Mariana Angelo wouldn't be as ironic so she adds to his character. Is ... relation to the theme of justice vs. mercy Angelo is heavily on the side of justice as he condemns Claudio to death and tries to tighten the law laws. However towards the end of the play after he has ...

(2 pages) 559 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare