Does Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing have moral value?

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The play certainly has moral value. Aside from being funny, the conflict with Hero, Claudio, and Don John is a lesson in trust, jealousy, and communication. Like many villains of Shakespeare's plays, Don John commits no crimes directly. He merely provides the impression that others have done wrong and waits for tragedy to ensue. In this particular play he uses his influence with others to create the impression that Hero has been unfaithful leading up to her wedding with Claudio. This may...

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