In Much Ado about Nothing, what is the epitaph/ funeral poem about?
Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing puts in contrast two sets of couples, Beatrice and Benedick, who engage in witty banters that indicate their distaste for one another and for love, when, unbeknowst to them, they are really falling in love with one another; the other couple, Hero and Claudio, are simpler in their relationship as they privately acknowledge their love for one another although they are rendered practically speechless by their emotion.
When the gullible Claudio is...
How apt, or appropriate, is the title Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare's play?
The title Much Ado About Nothing is very apt, or appropriate, for the play because there is actually a pun found in the title and once this pun is understood, the pieces and themes of the play fall nicely into place. As author A. R. Humphreys states, due to pronunciation, the word "nothing" would have been heard by the Elizabethan audience as "noting" (as cited in Chidester, "Much Ado About 'Noting'"). Noting can refer either to paying attention to something, or heeding it, but it is also...
What is Margaret's character profile in the play Much Ado About Nothing?
I agree with bmadnick's answer, but would like to add my thoughts on the subject. When Margaret is discussing Hero's wedding attire, she says that Hero should wear a certain "rabato," or lace ruff, that would be better, more fashionable. Hero says no, that she will wear the one she originally chose. Margaret reminds her that her cousin, Beatrice, will also agree with Margaret on her choice, to which Hero responds that Margaret is a "fool" and so is Beatrice. This...