27 January 2013

claudio irks me

Does it bother anyone else that in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Claudio just storms off and pouts when he believes that Don Pedro is wooing Hero for himself? He isn't even willing to talk to his closest friend Benedick about it.

No jumping into the fray. No confrontation. Not even any manly sucking up and realizing he's not worthy of her. Did I mention that Claudio isn't even doing his own wooing?! No. Don Pedro is doing it.

Hero, you're better than this. I don't care what your dad says.

1 comment :

Melanie said...

I agree with you. The only thing Claudio has going for him is the good regard Benedick has for him. But we never see an example of why he should hold even that.

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