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Marilyn Adams

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Marilyn Adams Ms. Johnson
Eng. 105
Day 8, August 2013

“Trickery or Deceit”

Much Ado about Nothing, is one of Shakespeare’s, romantic comedies. I chose, Trickery or Deceit, as my title, because, sometimes in true life it’s difficult to determine the two. In this play deceit plays a major role. It first starts one week before the wedding. Hero and her friends decided that Beatrice and Benedick argue too much and did indeed share feelings for each other, And so they plotted a trick to make them fall in love, they included everyone in it, Don Pedro, Hero, Claudio pretended to say things about Beatrice loving Benedick so, that Benedict could hear. And then also pretended to speak alone in the garden, knowing of Beatrice’s presence they continued to say things of Benedick’s Love for Beatrice, which wooed the both of them and they both fell in love, but, had no idea they were being Deceived. But every ones happiness is to soon come to an end, as Don Jon plots to ruin their wedding.. He has Borachio pretend to court and make gestures at Hero, while Claudio and Don Pedro watched, when indeed it was Margaret whom he courted and had sex with. During my research of “Much Ado about Nothing”, I found that this is a perfect example of” Trickery or Deceit”, or both? My studies show that the author has an open mind and left the decision to be made by the audience. In the play Much Ado about Nothing, the word Nothing in the play’s title, pronounced in the Elizabeth English. Suggests a pun on the idea of overhearing, as well as a Musical notation Over hearings are constant, and are essential to the process of both misunderstanding and Clarification.( Shakespheare, David Bevington, edt.4, pg.216.21).
As Claudio was hurt, embarrassed; and stricken with grief. He vowed to hurt and embarrass Hero at the wedding in front of the whole town. He told the whole town at the wedding that Hero was dirty, disgraceful, unloyal and that she was a whore. And then he abandoned her at the altar.

As the plot thickens, Hero fell to her grace and fainted, and Claudio and Don Jon thought she was dead. As they leave the room, Hero’s father Leonardo and the Priest, came up with a plot to allow Claudio and Don Jon to think she was indeed dead. And, sent Hero into hiding, until her name, could be cleared.

On one dark and dim night, the guards overheard Borachio and Conrad (both followers of Don Jon), talking an bragging about his deceitful scheme, to ruin the wedding. And arrested them, still te plot of Hero’s death has yet to unfold.

Leonardo tell Claudio , that as punishment, He want Claudio to tell everybody in the city how Innocent Hero was. And to marry his” neice ”- a girl who, he says, looks much like Hero. (Sparknotes, 2.para,2.1-2).
In Society today, you can be tricked or deceived by many things in many different ways including People, Govt. and Religion, By what you hear or even see, or even what you think of things to be. In the Govt. Political Canidates, run for office giving you the intentions that they are right for you and you Country. And when given the chance given different measures are taken. This is an example of “good intentions gone bad”, Its then that you realize tat you have been deceived, My definition of deceived is; Giving in to ones promise or word, to receive a greater result, and later to find the result untruthful.

In my opinion the plot to bring Beatrice and Benedick together, to get them to marry, was indeed both. But, in a good way, because, throughout the play they argued and threw shots at each other back and forth, in a childish manner as if they were teenagers with a crush, and they needed that one little push. They just didn’t know how to do it. This play does play a large role n theatre today its shared in plots of many movies worldwide I really connected with this play a lot, through my life obstacles. I’ve had a lot of people deceive me in so many different ways , that I had to learn to trust again. I’m sure that in today’s World many people experience a trick or two and have been deceived by someone whom they trust the most, someone whose intentions were good, and some whose intentions were not. Such as the media. The Media deceives us by producing false information, just like Beatrices friends and family put out the false information of their love, which turned good for them. Unlike in real situation s were as the wrong information could’ve ruin someone’s family, life or even career.

So, in my opinion, I’ve learned from this play, to keep an opened mind, everything may not be as it appears to be, words may show a different action than their meaning, live life accordingly, life can be humorous and fun, maybe, or does it just appears to be. A lot of things and certain situations may differ from what you thnk you saw or heard

This strategy of envoking a fragmentary undeveloped history, which enriches the relationship Between Beatrice and Benedick, arises repeatedly in Much Ado about Nothing.. (Literary cont, Reference Center Plus.pg.7.para,2.1-2)..

Works Cited…..

www.sparknotes.com
Shakespeare, David Bevington. Fourth edt.
English Literature (Rice) 38.2 (1998) : 233. Literary Reference Center Plus, Web.1 Aug.2013.

MarilynAdams
English paper #1
Johnson Eng. 104

“Trickery or Deceit”.

The topic I chose was, Trickery or Deceit? I chose this topic because, To me it sums up the whole play. Throughout the whole play there was a lot of deceptions, lies, and a lot of tricks. I find this topic to be true in life. I sometimes have to distinguish between the two. For example, the government, friends, family and religion, are all themes of this play that also play part in my life. Which leads me to ask my self, Trickery or Deceit? Or neither?

I chose three resources, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, by David Bevington (book). I will be using Spark Notes @ www.sparknotes.com for my internet usage, And I also will be using Literary Reference Center Plus as the informative database. I chose to use these specific resources because, during my research, I found these sources to bring a better understanding to my topic, “Trickery or Deceit? “ km

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