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Christine Joy A. Tag at BSEDE-II
Reflection Paper on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Without any idea of what Much Ado About Nothing is all about, I just let myself absorb whatever thoughts and ideas I could get as the movie started to play.
The movie which is originally a play written by Shakespeare is a comedy drama but not pure humor as what most audience would expect in a comedy. I really find the work a genius one, with how the story evolves. And unlike any love stories, its plot is a very unique one. The theme is obviously full of deceptions. This act of deceiving is not at all what I know as a bad act. As from the drama, deception could sometimes lead the characters to goodness like how Don Pedro and Claudio intentionally let Benedict eavesdrop to their conversation about Beatrice’s love for him. Hero and her company also did the same to Beatrice. It ended up that Beatrice and Benedict really loved each other after all their ‘wars’. On the other hand, deception could be a bad act. When Don John planned to ruin the wedding by making Claudio and Don Pedro believe that ‘Hero’ is an unfaithful maiden and not anymore a virgin, the plan went out as it is which made Hero be publicly humiliated by Claudio. This only showed that purity of woman is very precious and the only honor that she could have. But whether deception is bad or good, I would first prefer not to believe easily what I hear or see or what others will tell to me. I must not depend on the superficial, instead I must first know what is the truth by going deeper to the situation. In my past experience, I could say that I was really a sensitive person that I easily get discouraged whenever I hear from my friends that somebody has been back biting me. Well, I’ve learned from one person that I must not believe those easily without my personal knowledge of hearing those. And if I had such personal knowledge, neither I’ll let myself be affected unless it is the truth.
Much Ado About Nothing is not merely an entertainment. It can also be a source of values which readers or viewers may learn from and ponder upon. Though the title itself is not yet that clear to me, I think I had enough ideas to relate myself to and keep for a time.

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