Answer TWO questions from each group in essay form. Please

Answer TWO questions from each group in essay form. Please indicate group and question number for each response. Be sure to provide references to the plays to support your responses. Each response should be approximately 500 words.Group A:1. The theme of appearance versus reality is present in Much Ado About Nothing andTwelfth Night . 2. Analyze the idea of self-knowledge in Much Ado. Discuss a character from this work that discovers or learns something about herself or himself. What is learned? How does the character grow or change? What meaning is ultimately conveyed through this change in character?3. Discuss the pattern of comedy as it is revealed in Much Ado and Twelfth Night. What is desired and by whom, and how is it fulfilled and at what cost if any? What ultimate meaning is revealed through this pattern?4. Focusing on Much Ado compare and contrast Shakespeares male characters with his female characters. How are they similar or different? What might Shakespeare have been trying to say by portraying his male and female characters this way in his comedies?Group B:5. Analyze the relationship between the main plot and the subplot or major characters and minor characters in Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V. How are they connected? What purpose does each serve the other? What purpose may each plot serve the audience?6. What does Henry V convey about the nature of politics? Compare and/or contrast the politics revealed in Henry V with our current political situations and figures. Does Shakespeares work mirror any of the motivations and political maneuverings that are present in politics today? What, if anything, are we ultimately to conclude about the nature of politics, particularly the politics of war? 7. Discuss the theme of leadership in Henry V. What does it mean to be a good leader? What qualities of leadership are revealed in the play? Is Henry V a good leader? A great leader?
8. Discuss the dualistic view of war presented in Henry V. How is war seen as celebratory and patriotic? How can this presentation of war also be seen as critical and satirical?