What is the role of women in the play?
This is a common theme that is asked about in examinations. You need to look at: ·
What was the role of women in Shakespeare’s society? ·
What seems to be the role of women in Much ado about Nothing? ·
How is this different or similar? ·
How does Hero compare to Beatrice in the play? ·
Is Hero quite as placid and obedient as she seems? ·
Is Beatrice really quite as free as she appears to be? ·
Are there any other women of note and what seems to be their role? ·
How would an audience have responded to these characters then and how is that different now?