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Throughout many of his works William Shakespeare often uses similar plot points and situation. Much Ado About Nothing is no exception to this practice. There are many similarities between Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. One similarity is that Hero and Claudio meet at a costume party just like Romeo and Juliet. Also in both plays the Friars play a significant role in hatching the ploys to make the love between the two people (Romeo and Juliet or Claudio and Hero) possible during the grimmest moments of the play. Both plays have a balcony scene however they are significantly different. In Much Ado Claudio mistakenly thinks Hero is committing an act of infidelity and in Romeo and Juliet the lovers confess their love for each other. Mistaken identities are also a very common theme amongst the Shakespearian comedies. Mistaken identity happens in 12 th Night, Comedy of Errors
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Unformatted text preview: The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, and Measure for Measure. Mistaken identity is a concept that Shakespeare took from early Greek playwrights as a way to better develop certain characters and character traits as a way to distinguish the characters. There are a few cases of mistaken identity in Much Ado About Nothing. The first case of mistaken identity in Much Ado occurs when Claudio mistakes Margaret for Hero and thus causes all the drama between Claudio and Hero. When Claudio thinks that Hero is dead and agrees to marry her “cousin”, he again falls prey to mistaken identity. Shakespeare liked to borrow plot points and themes from his other plays. Much Ado About Nothing indeed caries many instances off these borrowed plot points and themes "Compare Romeo And Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing." 123HelpMe.com . 24 Mar 2008 <http://www.123HelpMe.com/view.asp?id=16762>....
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