Much Ado about Nothing is a play about deception and how difficult it is to know the real truth of any given situation. Do you agree or disargee?
A play which is a comedy about two lovers, doesn’t sound serious or have any important themes in it, but the play Much Ado about Nothing has a very important theme. I strongly believe this play uses deception to its full extent making it difficult to know the real truth in any given situation. In the dictionary deception is when you deceive, are deceived or mislead. Throughout this play it is used in different forms. It is used for fun, to hurt, to help and on purpose. There are many examples of how difficult it is to know the real truth and these deceptions lead to many major events in the book. Today I am going to prove to you that Much Ado about Nothing is a play about how difficult it is to know the real truth in any given situation by discussing the people who decieve other people in the play which are Don John, Don Pedro and Hero and discussing how difficult it is was for the victims to find the truth of the deception.
In the play, Don John was known as the bad guy. He is Don Pedro’s brother and he is very unhappy in the beginning as he has done something wrong. Don John decides to cheer himself up by deceiving Claudio into ruining his love with Hero. He had deceived Claudio two times in the play. The first time he had tricked Claudio into believing that Don Pedro was wooing Hero for himself. As seen in this quote “ I heard him swear his affection.” Said by Don John in Act 2 Scene 1 Line 156. This is an example of where it is hard to know the truth. Claudio was very angry at Don Pedro and everyone and he only finds out the truth and that Don John had deceived him after Don Pedro explained that he had wooed her for him. This type of deception was done on purpose and was to hurt.
The second deception is when Don John tricks Claudio into thinking that Hero is seeing another man. Don John brings Claudio to Hero’s...