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Where are their appearances of deception and disguise? optional add on: how does he...

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largm1 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 14, 2007 at 2:20 AM via web

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Where are their appearances of deception and disguise?

optional add on: how does he use this to create serious AND comic effects in much ado about nothing?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 14, 2007 at 2:29 AM (Answer #1)

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To be honest, there are so many deceptions and disguises that it might be easier to identify when there is not deception (seriously).

John spreads lies about Hero.
Claudius denounces Hero for not being who/what she should.
She pretends to be dead, then someone else.
The others trick Beatrice and Benedict into falling in love.
As they do, their word play is often deceptive.
Benedict changes his appearance (shaves) for love.
Dogberry deceives throughout the play by accident (ignorance of proper words) for comic effect.
There is masked party, for entertainment.

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