Much Ado About Nothing

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William Shakespeare, the most famous of all English writers, has written many

works. One such work is Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy that includes humor, love,

and deceit. Several incidents in the life of the author influenced him to write this play in

the fashion that he did. These events come from his life and the point in history in which

he lived, thus producing Much Ado About nothing.

Shakespeare's life has very much to do with the style of his writing as his stories

are from his past experiences. Shakespeare had a life that involved both the good and bad

aspects of love. He was married for a short while, however, the marriage was suspected

to be an unhappy one because he spent much of his later life away from his family.

Shakespeare's misfortune in love is shown in Much Ado About Nothing when it is said,

'Speak low if you speak love.'

(Shakespeare). Contrary to this, the positive side of love

is apparent:

'Friendship is constant in all other things

Save in the office and affairs of love:

Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues;

Let every eye negotiate itself

And trust no agent.' (Shakespeare)

So let it be known, Shakespeare obviously learned a great deal about love throughout the

course of his life. He learned not only the good, but also the bad, and in this, love plays a

major role in Much Ado About Nothing (Wright 10-13).

Another element used in Much Ado About Nothing is deceit. This deceit involves

a conflict between two brothers in which one wants to keep the other unhappy and unwed.

This conflict is present as it is said, 'There's a skirmish of wit between them.'

(Shakespeare). Shakespeare, in his life, had some deceitful things forced upon...