Much Ado About Nothing Project
Theme: Chaos and Order
Quote from Much Ado About Nothing
“O Hero! What a Hero hadst thou been
If half thy outward graces had been placed
About thy thoughts and counsels of thy heart!
But fare thee well, most foul, most fair, farewell
Thou pure impiety and impious purity.
For thee I’ll lock up all the gates of love,
And on my eyelids shall conjecture hang
To turn all beauty into thoughts of harm,
And never shall it more be gracious.”
-Much Ado About Nothing- Act IV Scene I
Compare and Contrast Harry Potter vs. Much Ado About Nothing
Harry Potter: Harry Potter went from a life of order to a life of chaos when he gets a letter from Hogwarts telling him he's a wizard. Quickly his world flips upside down with new adventures filled with magic, excitement, death and corruption.
Much Ado About Nothing: Throughout the story, there are many examples of chaos and order. One of them being how Beatrice and Benedick fought with each other constantly but in the end found love for each other and got married. Secondly, Hero and Claudio were in love but soon hit a bump in the road when Claudio was convinced that Hero was cheating on him. At their wedding he accused her of cheating creating chaos. Later, her innocence was proven and there was once again order. The main reason all of this occurred was the evil schemes of Don John. While he was in town trouble stirred but after he left the problem was solved and everything smoothed out.
Harry Potter: Harry Potter does not encounter a lot of manipulation, the problems he faces were conflict.
Much Ado About Nothing: The chaos and order throughout the book was caused by manipulation by Don John and Borachio, the conflicts would not have come up without their intrusion.