Much Ado About Nothing Essay | The Representation of Women in "Much Ado about Nothing"

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The Representation of Women in "Much Ado about Nothing"

Summary: The representation of women in William Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing" and how a contemporary audience might respond to this. In Act 2, Scene 1, all of the female characters who are in the play are all present.
With specific reference to Act 2 Scene 1 examine the representation of women in "Much Ado About Nothing." How might a contemporary and a modern audience respond to them"

The female characters who are in the play are all present and involved in Act2 Scene1, which makes it the perfect situation to describe Shakespeare's portrayal of women in "Much Ado About Nothing." Hero can be easily compared with Beatrice being of a similar class and very close relatives. Then you have the characters of Margaret and Ursula, the servants, who are also very comparable and show a portrayal of women in lower classes.

This scene is cementing the idea that the play is a Shakespearean comedy and we can see this because the Party is used to create dramatic irony between Beatrice and Benedick in their amusing banter. A modern audience very easily...

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