Much ado about nothing’ is a play written by William Shakespeare in 1598 over 400 years ago. The play explores the message and the theme of love and how it can be complicated, which is still true today. There are three types of love in this play, Claudio and Hero show an example of romantic love or love at first sight. Beatrice and Benedick’s love starts with hatred and then ends up with them falling in love. Leonato is the father to Hero and the father figure to Beatrice and his love for them is equally the same. As Shakespeare once said, “the course of true love never did run smooth”.
Hero and Claudio’s relationship represents love at first sight which is a form of romantic love, which all human beings can relate too. Claudio says “Tis certain so. The Prince woos for himself. Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love…” (Act II, Scene i ) meaning Claudio is mad at Don Pedro for trying to woo Hero himself. Shows how his love for her is very strong, that all his thoughts went to jealous and to get revenge. Towards the beginning at a masked ball, the antagonist of the play, Don Jon, approaches Claudio and misleads him into thinking that Don Pedro is going to do something that he is not. Don Jon continues to make people In the play look bad including Hero where she had act dead and then get her dad, Leonato, tell Claudio to marry her twin cousin Which he did when he felt bad for falsely accusing her. This is shown into day to day life with people always trying to get in your Head, but Claudio let that happen to him.
Beatrice and Benedick are the most complicated couple there can be they start off hating each other and never wanting to get married to anyone but that soon changes after Leonato, Don Pedro, Claudio, Hero and one of her servants trick them into falling into love. “Benedick: Do not you love me? Beatrice: Why no, no more than reason. Benedick: Why then, your uncle and the Prince and Claudio Have been deceived. They swore you did. Beatrice: Do not you love me? Benedick: Troth, no, no more than reason. Beatrice: Why then, my cousin, Margaret, and Ursula Are much deceived, for they did swear you did.
Benedick: They swore that you were almost sick for me. Beatrice: They swore that you were well-nigh dead for me”(Act V, Scene iv ) This is still true in today’s society people don’t understand hat opposite do attract and not everyone judges a book y its cover.
Leonato, Hero and Beatrice is an equal love were a father of one and uncle/fatherly figure to others and he is there for them no matter what. Leonato: Well, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband.( II,1,450) Say he just wants her to be happy and saying that one day there will be a man for her even if she does not want to wed that the person will change her mind a conviction that she is for them. Leonato showed his love for Hero when he said this “Why ever wast thou lovely in my eyes? “(Act IV, Scene i ) turtling saying that he loves Hero no matter what and he will do anything for her and shtick by her side. But when the prince said she was unfaithful he believed here which question his love for her but then understood it was a misunderstanding and felt guilty for accusing her of such thing and was quick to help to get her man back.
Even though their love situation in the story was very powerful, the story got very complicated along the way, this is shown all through the movie. All the love end with happiness and the message hidden behind all of it is still true today, that love is complicated and sometimes it takes a long time for it to end in happiness. As Shakespeare lives in his words through all his plays and his hidden messages.