This is a beautiful story about the difficulty of keeping promises, especially promises of love against beautiful and intelligent women, who leads men to commit repeated perjuries, denying their own words. The Princess, speaking of foolish men, states that "no one is so completely arrested when caught, then the smart that became a fool."
The plot is formed around Ferdinand and his three lord friends who decide to cultivate the spirit. They decide to devote three years of fasting, abstinence, much study and little sleep: whoever is caught with a woman will be charged with treason. But soon comes the princess of France, along with three chaperones, causing men to repent bitterly of their oaths. Letters are written and delivered to the wrongly, and masks steal the scene in this hilarious comedy.
As always, Shakespeare shows why he is considered a "man of a thousand souls" by creating a constellation of characters in the most unusual situations such as, for example, the confused dialogue between Armando, Nathaniel and Holofernes. On one occasion, full of misfits, truncated quotes and bad use of foreign languages, it becomes clear that they "participated in a great feast of languages and they had stolen only the scraps." When dealing with death, another recurring theme in the work of the Bard, the character Berowne speaks of the difficulty of animating a dying patient, asking: "Awakening the laughter in the throat of death? Impossible."