Much Ado About Nothing

by Shayne McPeek

Little Toy Guns by Carrie Underwood

I picked this song for the lies/deceit theme of Much Ado About Nothing. In the play Don John lied to Claudio and deceived him into believing that Hero was unfaithful. He used his words to tell the lies and to intentionally hurt them. In the song it talks about how she wished that words wouldn't hurt as much as they do when someone is using them in a hurting manor.

"I wish words were like little toy guns

No sting, no hurt no one, Just a bang bang rollin' off your tongue"

In the story Hero is hurt so deeply that the words being said about her feel like little toy guns coming at her; sort of killing her inside.