Much Ado About Nothing

At war Where have Don Pedro, Claudio, and Benedick been?
Benedick About whom does Beatrice ask the messenger?
To see how well he has done in the war Why does Beatrice ask the messenger about Benedick?
Signor Montanto What name does Beatrice use when asking the messenger about Benedick?
Don John’s forces Who was defeated in the war?
The Prince has forgiven him because they are half-brothers How does Don Pedro treat the loser and why?
They trade rude insults. How do Beatrice and Benedick treat each other?
They know each other well; it seems to be a love-hate relationship; they are obviously interested in each other What conclusions can you draw about Beatrice and Benedick’s relationship?
Hero; he liked her before going to war and realizes now that she returns his feelings. In whom is Claudio interested?
To see Benedick sick with love What does Don Pedro declare will happen before he dies?
Hero is Leonato’s only heir and will inherit all his worldly goods. When Claudio talks to Don Pedro about Hero, he shows his interested in Hero for more than her looks and personality. What else motivates him?
At the end of the day Hero will be Claudio’s What offer does Don Pedro make to Claudio?
That Don Pedro intends to win the favor of (woo) Hero Eavesdropping or noting scenes are crucial to the plot. What does Antonio learn from his eavesdropping servant?
Don John vows revenge on Claudio and Don Pedro; Don John thinks Claudio has the “power and “prestige” that he should have. In the Renaissance, illegitimate sons were stereotyped as wicked and conniving. Don John, the play’s villain, is no exception. How is he villainous?
That Claudio wants to marry Hero & that Don Pedro will act as the matchmaker. What information obtained by eavesdropping does Borachio bring Don John?
He’ll do whatever it takes to make Don Pedro’s and Claudio’s lives miserable What resolution does Don John make?
She gets heartburn because he looks so sour What does Beatrice say happens to her whenever she sees Don John and why?
Someone half way between Don John and Benedick. What does Beatrice consider an ideal man?
If you don’t like the man your father picks, then choose another What advice does Beatrice offer Hero?
agree if Don Pedro asks her to marry him What does Leonato instruct Hero to do?
Pedro & Hero; Margaret & Borachio; Ursula & Antonio; Beatrice & Benedick Who pairs off to dance together at the masked party?
Benedick has insulted her, so she says insulting things about him – i.e., the Prince’s Fool At the party, Beatrice recognizes Benedick in spite of his mask. How does she use this knowledge to her advantage and why?
That Don Pedro is in love with Hero and plans to wed her that night; he asks “Benedick” to help change Don Pedro’s mind about Hero What lie does Don John tell Claudio?
He becomes sad and depressed; This shows that he gives up too easily and that he cannot compare with the Prince as a husband. How does Claudio react to Don John’s lie? What does this show us about Claudio?
He calls her My Lady Tongue – an insult back at Beatrice How does Benedick react to Beatrice’s insults?
Tells him that he has won Hero’s agreement and Leonato’s approval for Hero to marry Claudio. When Beatrice takes Claudio to Don Pedro and says that Claudio is jealous, what does the Prince do?
Will you marry me; no What does Don Pedro ask Beatrice and what is her answer?
To get Benedick and Beatrice together; Cludio, Leonato, and Hero What plan does don Pedro concoct and whose help does he enlist?
John wants to stop the marriage of Claudio and Hero, Pedro wants her and Claudio together How are the plans of Don Pedro and Don John complete opposites?
A women that won’t let him act like such a fool What kind of woman appeals to Benedick.
Benedick, Claudio Don Pedro, Claudio, and Leonato arrange for Benedick to eavesdrop on them as a singer performs. The song’s lyrics suggest that men routinely practice decepion. Who has done this so far?
The conversation with Don Pedro, Leonato, and Claudio about Beatrice’s love for him What does Benedick overhear when he hides in the “pleached bower”?
Because Leonato is the source of the information that Hero revealed to him Why does Benedick believe the other men when he is hidden in the ‘pleached bower’??
That he loves Beatrice What resolve does Benedick make based on his eavesdropping?
To call Benedick for dinner On what errand does Don Pedro send Beatrice?
He thanked her for taking pains to tell him that dinner is ready How does Benedick react to Beatrice’s news that dinner is ready?
to insure that Beatrice is in the garden to eavesdrop on Hero and Ursula’s conversation On what errand does Hero send Margaret?
She is proud and scornful, and Benedick loves her What does Beatrice overhear from Hero & Ursula’s conversation in the ‘pleached bower”?
For what’s going to happen to her later What is ironic about Hero saying she will slander Beatrice to Benedick, so he won’t love her?
She will be more kind from now on & she’ll reveal her love for Benedick What does Beatrice resolve after her gulling scene ?
His beard’s been shaved off, and he dresses better because he is in love with beatrice How had benedick changed his appearance and why?
That he is in love What conclusion do Don Pedro and Claudio draw from Benedick’s new appearance?
Tells them Hero is ‘unworthy’ and he can show them that Hero is cheating How does Don John try to gain the trust of Don Pedro and Claudio?
That Hero is unfathful, What does Don John tell Don Pedro and Claudio the night before the wedding?
Constable & assistant constable who assign jobs to the watchmen What jobs are held by Dogberry and Verges?
Simple, uneducated men What stereotype are Dogberry and Verges?
To keep the peace and to watch over Leonato’s house What is the watch’s job that night?
Drinking alcohol and deceiving people to help Don John What are Borachio’s 2 main vices?
That he was paid 10,000 ducats by Don John because they worked together to make Hero look like a loose woman. What is Borachio telling Conrade that the Watch overhears?
The Watch arrest both Borachio and Conrade What happens to Borachio and Conrade in Act IV?
Men, marriage, clothing What do the women discuss during the dressing scene?
Carduus beneticus; it is a play on Benedick’s name that Margaret says will cure all Beatrice’s ailments What does Margaret claim will cure Beatrice? What pun is made and to what effect?
They have arrested a pair of criminals & want Leonato to do the interrogation Why have Dogberry and Verges come to see Leonato?
He shames Hero – calls her a rotten orange – says she lacks virtue What does Claudio do at the wedding?
Claudio had sex with Hero before the wedding At first, what does Leonato assume has hapened when Claudio asserts that Hero is not a virgin?
Don John Who sides with Claudio about dishonoring Hero?
By saying it wasn’t her; that she met no man at her chamber window How does Hero try to defend herself?
She faints What happens to Hero in the emotionally charged wedding scene?
Beatrice Who consistently believes in Hero’s innocence?
Claudio and Don Pedro Who does leonato believe after Claudio returns Hero to him?
Friar Francis Who is willling to give Hero the benefit of the doubt?
They’re being nice to each other and declaring their love How are Beatrice and Benedick different in this scene
Kill claudio; he laughs & says “Not for the wide world.” When Benedick tells Beatrice that he will do anything for her, what request does she make and how does he react?
Borachio framed Hero What does the sexton discover during the interrogation of Conrade and Borachio?
He leaves Messina What does Don John do after the dramatic wedding scene?
“You are an ass!” What does Conrade say that upsets Dogberry?
You need to calm down What advice does Antonio give to Leonato?
Anger – claims the advice is as worthless “as water in a sieve” How does Leonato react to Antonio’s advice?
Don’t take all the harm on yourself – get revenge When Leonato won’t calm down, Antonio gives new advice. What is it?
To fight him, no Leonato is too old What does Leonato want Claudio to do? Does he?
To fight Claudio since he will not fight Leonato At the beginning of Act 5, what does Antonio offer to do?
His [wit] is in his scabbard (equates his sword to his wit) What ominous metaphor does Benedick use when Claudio asks him to cheer them with his cleverness?
Don Pedro Who realizes that Benedick is in a serious mood in the scene after the ruined wedding?
to challenge him to a duel What does Benedick want from Claudio?
By talking about Beatrice How does Don Pedro attempt to distract Benedick when he has just challenged Claudio?
By leaving Don Pedro’s court: “I must discontinue your company.” How does Benedick plan to alter his relationship with Don Pedro?
Don John has fled Messina What news from Benedick surprises Don Pedro?
lying Of what does Dogbery accuse Borachio and Conrade?
They were telling the truth What is ironic about Dogberry’s response to Borachio and Conrade during the interrogation?
He feels poisoned and remorseful How does Claudio feel when he hears Borachio’s confession?
He begs forgiveness and will accept any punishment What offer does Claudio make to Leonato?
Tell the townspeople the Hero was slandered; hang an epitaph on her grave about the lies; and come marry my niece tomorrow morning What penance does Leonato give Don Pedro and Claudio?
He confesses his actions that caused Hero’s death How does Borachio demonstrate that he has had a change of heart?
Conrade called him an ass What further accusation does Dogberry make against Conrade?
He was “not born under a rhyming planet” and wants to write a special love poem for Beatrice Why does Benedick ask Margaret for help?
He can’t woo a lady with pretty words What problem does Benedick have with writing poetry?
A kiss What does Benedick want from Beatrice when they meet in the garden?
We “are too wise to woo peaceably” To what conclusion does Benedick come when he and Beatrice are bantering in the garder?
Ursula Who brings the couple news of Hero’s exoneration?
To change out of their mourning clothes into festive clothes for the coming marriage Why must Don Pedro and Claudio change clothes in Act 5, scene 3-after the funeral scene?
Hero Who is Leonato’s “niece”?
To marry him to Beatrice that day What favor does Benedick want from Friar Francis?
He implies that Hero gave them information that they used to pushthe two of them together How does Leonato hint at his part in the romance of Beatrice and Benedick?
reawakened love & hope for a future together In act 5, scene 4, Hero removes her physical mask and reveals that she is still alive. What emotional masks are removed in this scene?
“Get thee a wife!” What advise does Benedick give to Don Pedro?
To devise punishment for Don John What job will Benedick perform for Don Pedro the day after his wedding?

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