Comparing Hero And Beatrice In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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Hero and Beatrice are very similar characters but also have their differences. Shakespeare keeps them different to emphasis the individual character. There is a mutualistic relationship between Beatrice and Hero. Both of them fall in love with two opposite people as well have different opinions on love. Although they have their differences as the play progresses both the women become more alike one another. When we first meet Beatrice she is a commanding, loud, and witty person. She enjoys to argue Benedick in a very seemingly flirtatious way. When we first met Hero in the beginning, which is very brief, we understand that she is a shy timid person. Since Hero is such a perfect girl everyone does things for her which is partially why she is so quite. Whereas Beatrice is a commanding woman who is…show more content…
Although there is friction amongst them it brings them closer. This is understood when Benedick is calming Beatrice down, "Taming my wild heart to your loving hand.” Beatrice is a very outward woman and has a feisty attitude and does not believe in the social norm of women in her society. "Leonato: well, niece, I hope to see you one fitted day with a husband. Beatrice: ot till God make men of some metal and Earth Adam sons are my brethren, and, truly, I hold it a sin to match a kindred”, her we see that Beatrice believed she should not marry. She prefers men more as a friend. Hero is to decent of a women to have a say or an opinion because back then women were meant to serve as wives and saying otherwise was different and rebellious. “Yes, faith; it is my cousin’s duty make curtsy and say ‘father as it please you’. But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say, ‘Father as it please me”, here we really see the difference between Heros view of marriage as to Beatrices. We aslo see that Beatrice and

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