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8. Motif 2: Faking it.

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare, 1600
Famous for: Verbal sparring, taking note, and a whole lot of little lies … some with nearly dire consequences.

When you think counterfeiting, you think about cranking out the fake bucks, right? Well, we’ve got news for you. In Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, there’s a different kind of counterfeiting going on—the counterfeiting of emotion or behavior. In fact, this kind of counterfeiting is so rampant in Much Ado, you can actually call it a motif.

 

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