Much Ado About Nothing

By Vince Hendzel


Important Events

1. The Return From Battle: The beginning of Much Ado About Nothing depicts Don John, Claudio, and Benedick returning from a battle and Messina's reaction. This section of the play is important because it sets up the story by giving us a feel for what each character's personality is like.

2. Claudio and Hero Hook Up: After some help from Don John, Claudio gets Hero to agree to marry him. This is an important part of the play because it shows Claudio that Don Pedro really is not going to try to marry Hero himself, and because preparations begin to be made for the wedding. Also, more is learned about Claudio, Hero, Don Pedro, and Beatrice all at once.

3. The Wedding: This is the most important part of the play because it contains the conflict of the story in which Claudio accuses Hero of being unfaithful after being tricked by the scheme of Don John. It is revealed that Claudio has the potential to be cruel, which is a trait of his that has not yet been shown. The disaster at the wedding also makes the reader question what is going to happen to Hero, and if Don John will be caught.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison, released in 1988, is a song that relates to the themes of love and betrayal in Much Ado About Nothing. Every Rose Has Its Thorn's lyrics give off a feeling similar to that of when Claudio thought Hero had cheated on him. Hero is similar to the rose, which seems perfect in every way, yet as the song says "Every rose has its thorn." The thorn is similar to Hero cheating on Claudio, although it did not really happen. Near the end of the song, Bret Michaels sings "Now she found somebody new,
and that I never meant that much to you, to hear that tears me up inside, and to see you cuts me like a knife." These lines relate to how Claudio felt towards Hero after thinking that she had been unfaithful to him.
Poison - Every Rose Has It's Thorn