Much to Do with Deception Essay
A Critical Research Paper about William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing, written by William Shakespeare, is a dramatic production that uses the tools of deception and humor under the category of comedy. As defined by Paul N. Siegel, “A comic play is usually accepted to be a light-hearted play with a happy conclusion.” Yet, Shakespearian tragic plays often use deception as a method to damage the role of the hero. In other Shakespearian tragedies like Othello and Richard III, deception is one of the main tools used to gain a victory over the hero. A Shakespearian tragedy is defined to be a hero afflicted with moral or emotional weight that ends in his or her destruction or …show more content…
The second instance of tragedy’s deception for character’s benefit is seen in Act Three. Hero, ironically the heroine in the play, and Ursula also attempt to fool Beatrice into accepting Benedick. They boasted about how great he is “praise him more than ever man did merit” (3.3.19). Champion used this portion has a key to how the perception of others often shapes character’s perception of things. While she too was eavesdropping and overheard the words of Hero and Ursula, she accepts the idea of loving Benedick. In her soliloquy, she speaks about the idea of Benedick’s attraction to her and is willing to change her feelings so that they can be united.
Deception doesn’t destroy