Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare

Character Analysis

Claudio - A young lord of Florence, Claudio shows promise and greatness with his military accomplishments. Although he is honorable and exceeds other's expectations, he can be gullible and easily swayed with little proof. Because of this, Claudio contributes to the conflicts represented in Much Ado About Nothing. Like all people, there are two sides to Claudio. "If I see anything tonight why I should not marry her, tomorrow in the congregation, where I should wed, there I will shame her" (Shakespeare 89). Already, Claudio plans to seek revenge on Hero for rumors about her unfaithfulness. "He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion. He hath indeed better bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how" (Shakespeare 5). Claudio goes beyond expectations by his glorious acts in his military work and is shown to be very promising.

Claudio - A Young Lord of Florence

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