Much Ado About Nothing
By: Joshua Gillis
Benedick (Played by Jim Carrey)
In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Benadick is a handsome bachelor who covers up his desire for love with humorous jabs to the person he secretly longs for. Mr. Carrey is playing the role of Benadick because not only does he bring a smile to the viewers faces with his witty and comical insults, he is also sensitive enough to be capable of love.
Claudio (Played by Karl Malden)
Don Pedro (Played by Morgan Freeman)
Benedick and Beatrice
Although "Much Ado About Nothing" revolves around the ludicrous relationship between Hero and Claudio, Benedick and Beatrice bring comedic relief to the story. Shakespeare starts the play leading the reader to believe that they (Benedick and Beatrice) have had a rough past and are not very fond of each other. Later, the other characters in the story devise a plan to get both Benedick and Beatrice to realize they are perfect for each other. A group of men will go to the garden where they know Benedick will be, and Hero and her servant do the same for Beatrice. Both groups speak loud enough so that Benedick and Beatrice will be able to hear them and the groups successfully convince their victims the other love them.
Tomfoolery on the balchony
After a successful attempt at the masked ball to get Hero to fall for Claudio, Don John wanted to separate the two of them. He sent his servant Borachio to a balcony to where Claudio was expecting to see Hero and Borachio dresses his wife Margaret up in the clothes of hero. After Claudio arrived Margaret and borachio began there shenanigans leading Claudio on to think that Hero was being unfaithful. It was at this point in time that Hero's family had to fake her death to hide her from the shame of cheating until the truth was reveled.
Surprises at the wedding
On the next Monday (the day Claudio and Hero were planning on becoming husband and wife) Claudio arived expecting to marry the cousin of Hero. The "cousin" was wherein a thick white vial and requested that Claudio confess his love for her before she showed her face. After doing so, the so called cousin reveled herself to be Hero and they lived happly ever after. Right after Hero and Claudio were wed, Benadick, put his hart on the line and admitted to everyone that he wanted to marry Beatrice and after a bit of hesitation from the both of them they both realized that even though they were tricked into loving each other, they truly did have strong feelings for one another and they too lived happly ever after