Question: English & Literature

How would you classify the social hierarchy in the play? How is this important to the events?

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In English & Literature | Asked by bookragstutor
Asked from the Much Ado About Nothing study pack
Social hierarchy is of the utmost importance in Much Ado About Nothing. In fact, some scholars have argued that what makes a Shakespearean comedy a comedy is the restoration or support of social order in the ultimate outcome. In this sense, Don Pedro is the most powerful person in the play. Leonato, as an aristocrat, comes next. Don John is mostly excluded from this social order, for he cannot marry into it. As soldiers, Benedick and Claudio follow Leonato (as do Beatrice and Hero when they are married), with the servants having a hierarchy of their own.
bookragstutor | 642 days ago