An analysis of Much Ado About Nothing

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An Analysis of Much Ado About Nothing Written between 1598 and 1600 at the peak of Shakespeare's skill in writing comedic work, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's wittiest works. In this comedy, Shakespeare's drama satirizes love and human courtliness between two couples who take very different paths to reach the same goal: making the connection between inward and outward beauty. Much Ado About Nothing shows different ways of how people are attracted to one …

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…Beatrice and Benedict are to Hero and Claudio. While Hero and Claudio remind us how fragile love is and what illusion is "perfection". In the Hero/Claudio relationship, we have a situation of innocents confronting the dark reality of human nature, and surviving, emerging stronger and truer than before. Beatrice and Benedict start out jaded, confront the same dark realities, and find something in themselves that is innocent yet, something that is willing to trust.