Much Ado About Nothing? Act 1 Scene 1: WHAT’S SO FUNNY?

English and Things

Consider the two extracts below:

Lines 102-131

Lines 146 – 185

What makes these extracts comical? In your answer, you should consider:

  • Contrast between characters (Claudio and Benedick);
  • The folly of love;
  • Exaggeration (Benedick’s response to Claudio – the way he plays up to the stereotype of a bachelor);
  • Wordplay – witty repartee between Beatrice and Benedick;
  • Dramatic irony – the structure of the play (we know they will fall in love.)

Due next Friday.


View original post


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s