Much Ado About Nothing


In Much Ado About Nothing, most of the characters 
had interesting relationships with each other. For example, 
Hero and Claudio, were deeply in love. Also, Don Juan, and 
Don John were fighting with each other. Another example was 
the close friendship between Benedick, Claudio, and Don 
Juan. But the relationship between Benedick and Beatrice 
was different than the others. In their relationship, they 
hated each other, that brought them together. Their 
personalities were so similar, that it made them sick of 
each other, but the similarities in their personalities is 
also what brought them together.
 Benedick was a smart, good-looking, and funny guy. 
He was very witty, and always had a response to anyone's 
comments. For example, when he was talking to Beatrice, he 
always had a comment to finish of the conversation. He also 
didn't like the idea of marriage. Benedick thought that 
marriage led to the trapping of men. When he heard about 
Claudio getting married, Benedick thought that Claudio was 
crazy, because Benedick felt that marriage was going to 
change the way Claudio lived. Benedick was also very
stubborn. He never wanted to give into other people's 
ideas, and that was why he didn't want to give into the idea 
that marriage could be a good thing in a person's life.
 Beatrice was a character very similar to Benedick. 
She was a very independent person, and didn't want to rely 
on anyone for support. She also was very smart. She 
enjoyed reading poetry, and thought about things a lot. She 
also was against marriage. During one conversation, she 
even said that she would rather die than get married. 
Another characteristic of Beatrice was that she was very 
emotional. She often changed her mood all of a sudden
for no apparent reason. Also, Beatrice kept many of her 
feelings inside her. Sometimes she would be angry but 
wouldn't show it,because she always had to feel strong, and 
look like she didn't need anyone.
 The traits and characteristics of Beatrice and 
Benedick were what brought them together, and also what 
separated them. Beatrice and Benedick were separated 
because, they always thought that they had to be 
independent, and not need each other. Another factor that 
kept them from coming together was that they always fought 
with each other. In trying to seem strong, they were
actually fighting with each other, and hurting each other's 
feelings. The final thing that kept Benedick and Beatrice 
from coming together was that they both thought that 
marriage was a stupid institution. If neither of them 
wanted to get married, it would be very hard for them to 
have a relationship. Some factors brought
Benedick and Beatrice together though. First, they never 
got bored of each other. Because they disagreed on many 
issues, and were both able to argue well, Secondly, Benedick 
and Beatrice had very similar personalities. They both were 
strong and independent. They both were against marriage, 
and both were happier alone, or so they thought. Finally 
Benedick and Beatrice needed each other. They would be bored 
and somewhat lonely if they didn't have each other around, 
even if they were arguing.
 Benedick and Beatrice both had very strong 
personalities, and for a while it kept them from coming 
together. Both of them were independent, and thought that 
marriage was for the birds. But really both of them were 
lonely, but hiding it in order to look strong, and 
eventually with a little help, they realized that love and
marriage were a great thing. Also, they both were so 
similar that they were the perfect match but didn't want to 
admit it, and when they finally did they were much happier.

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