Much Ado About Nothing

Option #1 What makes Much Ado About Nothing tragic?

Although nobody ever dies in Shakespeare's 1598 comedy Much Ado About Nothing, the writing still contains many tragic elements. Throughout the duration of the play the main characters shuffle through many dramatic emotions such as anger, betrayal, hatred, grief, and despair. There are many times in which you think the play will turn tragic but it always turns around and gets better. An example of a tragic event would be the entire plot of Don John. Don John seeked to ruin the wedding by giving hero a bad reputation when Hero was accused of not being faithful to Claudio. Other tragic moments happen when Hero fakes being dead. The play has many non-specific times when you are made to believe tragedy is going to strike but it all ends up resolving at the end.