Ompare how Juliets ( from Romeo and Juliet) and Beatrices (from Much Ado about nothing) relationship with their lovers are presented.
ESSAY QUESTION: Compare how Juliets ( from Romeo and Juliet) and Beatrices (from Much Ado about nothing) relationship with their lovers are presented.
Research Notes On Comparison Between Romeo + Juliets And Benedick + Beatrices Relationships
a?Benedict jests he only takes Beatrice for pity whereas Beatrice claims to only accept him for she is under the belief that he is in consumption, suggests that their married life years will continue to be full of lively conversations and wit so that hopefully neither should have to a?sigh awaya their a?Sundaysa or bear the horns of a cuckold. a?Romeo and Julietas relationship: had it been given time to grow and mature more steadily, their love may have grown into the most beautiful flower of all. a?A key difference, which can be noted between Romeo and Juliet and Beatrice and Benedict, is the speed in which their relationship advances. Romeo and Julietas whole relationship takes place in a matter of three days whereas in much ado about nothing the audience gets the impression that Beatrice and Benedict have known each other a long time, perhaps having been involved in a romantic relationship some time before the beginning of the events in the play. In act 1 scene 1 Beatrice says a?I know you of olda. To a?knowa somebody in Shakespearean times often suggested you knew that person in a sexual context. a?In contrast, Beatrice and Benedict appear to be in no rush to get married. Both reveal apprehensions about it during the play. Beatrice likens marriage to a five step jig describing the initial part as a?hot and hastya¦ and full as fantasticala. The words a?hot and hastya suggest that Beatrice sees the first part of a relationship as passionate and exciting; the words a?full of fantasticala seem to be suggesting that this part of the relationship is almost like a fantasy, an illusion, not real. Beatrice could be suggesting that at first you donat really know somebody and what might seem perfect at first may turn out to be a disappointment. This may have been how Beatrice felt when she first met Benedict.
WRITE ABOUT SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO RELATIONSHIPS
THE LOVERS ARE ROMEO AND BENEDICK
TALK ABOUT SHAKESPEARES LANGUAGE AND STRUCTURE AND THE TECHNIQUES USED
TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY DO IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS (COMPARE) AND HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT EACH OTHER IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.
EG OF PARAGRAPHS
Romeo describes Juliet as a Holy Shrine This metaphor shows us he is prepared to worship her and that he elevates her. The word Holyis particularly effective because it suggests that Juliet is pure and a saint-like. This highlights Romeos love and adoration for Juliet because he thinks she is flawless.
Shakespeare uses rhyme to show us that Romeo and Juliet have a connection. He really emphasises this is because they both use the same words at the end of each 2nd and 4th lines , they use the words Thisand “kiss”, Romeo has the desire for Juliet and he wants a kiss from her.
USE FOR EACH PARAGRAPH
MAKE YOUR POINT
USE EVIDENCE (QUOTES)
SOCIAL+ HISTORICAL (WHERE AND WHEN IT WAS SET AND WHERE PEOPLE LIVED)
CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF ROMEO AND JULIETS FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOURS TOWARDS EACH OTHER AND BEATRICE AND BENEDICK
SUPPORTS POINT WITH RELEVANT DETAIL AND QUOTATIONS
EXAMINE QUOTATIONS BY COMMENTING ON LANGUAGE AND STRUCTURE
EXPLAINS HOW THE LANGUAGE AND STRUCTURE LINKS TO THEIR RELATIONSHIP
MAKES LINKS BETWEEN ROMEO AND JULIET AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
SHWOS UNDERSTANDING OF WHEN THE PLAY WAS SET AND HOW THIS LINKS TO THE CHARACTERS BEHAVIOURS AND FEELINGS.
RELATIONSHIPS JULIET + BEATRICE WITH LOVERS
SAY WHAT YOU THINK
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOVERS
AUDIENCE AND WHAT THEY EXPECT ELIZABETHAN BELIEFS
ROMEO +JULIET TRAGEDY SAD, SHOCK SYMPATHY , ELIZABETHAN
MJUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING COMEDYLAUGH, HAPPY , ENDS WELL
MAKES DOMINATE OVER FEMALES
FEMALES ARE SUBSERVIENT TO MEN
OBEDIENT TO MEN
MOST MEN BELIEVED IN ELIZABETHAN SOCIETY
1. THE GENRE OF BOTH PLAYS AND THEIR AUDIENCE EXPECT
2. THE RELATIONSHIPS EXPLORED COURTLY LOVER
3. SHAKESPEARES ATTITUDE TOWARDS WOMEN (PATRIARCHAL SOCIETY)
Beatrice does not follow the patriarchal society because she decides to speak her own ideas, women were uneducated , however Beatrice was educated, she likes to debate, she is not subservient to her lover, she does not follow Don Pedro and Leonato.
Juliet does not follow the patriarchal society because Juliet disobeyed her father, the people in the times would be shocked because people in the Elizabethan times need to obey men. Juliet is independent and pushy and people did not do this in that society.
Shakespeare creates two very strong independent women which suggests that he is saying that women deserve the rights in the Patriarchal society.
Beatrice is a stereotypical heroin because she is from a high class background and is well educated in the patriarchal society.
Queen Elizabeth is reflected in Shakespeares play because Queen Elizabeth was independent like Juliet and Beatrice and Queen Elizabeth was powerful and did not follow the patriarchal rules because she ruled the country alone without a mans help.
What is Beatrices initial attitude towards Benedick ?
What does she say about him?
She calls him a fickle
The first thing she asks is about Benedick , she mocks him and calls him Senior Mountant.
What does she say to him?
Section 1 of the essay : Consider the initial first behaviour and reaction of both women
Link to the question
Both characters have love issues
Both characters define the rules of Patriarchal society
Both Strong and independent women
There are tragedies in both love stories
Both women are in love
Both women are heartbroken as one point of the story ( Beatricewhen Benedick left her in the past, Juliet when she saw Romeo has died beside her )
Both of high status
Both women have two men going after them
Both are forced against belief
Love prevails in both stories
Both women are stubborn
Both characters write unite with their love
Neither Juliet or Beatrice take on a subordinate role to their lover.
Both women have high social standing
Julietas and Romeos love is very open whilst Beatrices ad Benedicks love is not expressed .
Romeo and Juliet fell in love instantly whilst with Benedick and Beatrice it took time to fall in love again
Juliet;s and Romeoas relationship is shorter than Beatriceas and Benedickas.
Romeo and Juliet die in the end whilst Benedick and Beatrice discover their love
Beatrice and Benedick knew each other before whilst Romeo and Juliet have only just met
Beatrice has no parents )
One love ( Benedick and Beatrice) is encouraged and supported while one love (Romeo and Juliet) is looked down on and banned
Beatrice is a role model for her younger cousin whilst Juliet has no one to be a role model to .
Juliet is very young, Beatrice is quite older
Juliet is from a wealthy family and would have had an impressive dawrmy by marrying Paris, beatrice did not have an impressive dawrmy or a family
PLEASE INCLUDE THE THINGS I TOLD YOU AND Compare how Juliets ( from Romeo and Juliet) and Beatrices (from Much Ado about nothing) relationship with their lovers are presented.