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Beatrice insulting Benedick// indenial 1.’Signor Mountanto’=Benedick as a social climber 2.’a good soldier to a lady’=Beatrice uses play on words from ‘a good soldier too, lady’ to this to show him as a playing ladies man 3. ‘He will hang upon [Claudio] like a disease’=Bea describes Ben to be like a disease; something that drains you, has a strong hold, easily acquired4. ‘I wonder that you still be talking Signor Benedick- nobody marks you’= Bea tells Ben no one is listening to him- when clearly she is5. ‘Why he is the princes jets, a very dull fool’- during the masked ball Bea pretends to not know the man dancing with her is Benedick, and tells him that Benedick is a fool
Conflict between Beatrice n Benedick//indenial 1.’There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her…a skirmish of wit’=Leonato describes the relationship of B&B, a war of wit and joking, WHAT COULD IT BE HIDING!!!!2.’You always end with a jade’s trick; I know you of old’-Bea says this to herself of Ben, as if suggesting they have a history that forces her to constantly fight him3. ‘Lady Beatrice should know me, and not know me. The Prince’s fool! Ha, it may be I go under that title because I am merry. Yea but so I am apt to do myself wrong’- Despite being indifferent to Bea, when she insults him at the masked ball, Benedick does seem to be very affected, and offended.
Claudio’s personality 1. ‘He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion’: Messenger describes Claudio as having been a brave, fearless warrior in battle 2. ”I will assume thy part in some disguise, and tell fair Hero I am Claudio, and in her bosom I’ll unclasp her heart’- Don Pedro dresses up as Claudio to propose on Hero on his behalf- seems quite cowardly for lion man Claudio3. ‘Friendship is constant in all other things save in the office and affairs of love’…’for beauty is a witch against whose charms faith melteth into blood’- when deceived by DJ, Claudio turns into quite a dramatic, romanticising, forlorn character- again parallel to point 14. ‘Silence is the perfectest herald of joy’- Claudio has warped ideas on love a little bit.5. ‘If there be an impediment, I pray you discover it’- Claudio instantly trusts that what DJ is going to say is truth, even when he’s just been fighting against him= too trusting6. ‘If I see anything tonight why I should not marry her, in the congregation where I should wed, there I will shame her’- this shows how easily fooled DJ is, trusts his enemy instantly. Also shows how little he knows Hero, as she would never do this 7.’Sweet Hero, now thy image doth appear in the rare semblance that I loved it first’- When Claudio finds out that Hero is innocent, he remembers he IMAGE for how he loved her- shows his shallowness and how appearances are what matters to him .
Benedick insulting Beatrice//indenial 1.’My dear lady Disdain, are you yet living’= Ben talks to Bea as if she is so scornful that he’s surprised she’s still alive and not died from bitterness or somein
B&B say they’ll never love/marry//indenial 1.’for truly I love none’-Ben saying he loves no women though he is ‘loved of all ladies’2’I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me’ Bea’s response to comment above- as if both are saying to each other ‘I could never love u’3.’I will live a bachelor’- Ben after saying marriage is like a noose, a trap4. ‘Just, if he send me no husband; for the which blessing I am at him upon my knees very morning and evening’. Be a states that living an unmarried life is a blessing from the lord5. ‘I would not marry [Beatrice] though she were endowed with all that Adam had left him before he transgressed’- Mid- rant, Ben mentions marriage to Bea, although no one brought up the suggestion they should get hitched. Obvs on his mind 6. ‘man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviours to love, will, after he hath laughed at such shallow follies in others, become the argument of his own scorn by falling in love…such a man is Claudio’-Ben denounces Claudio for falling in love
Claudio on Hero 1. ‘Can the world buy such jewel’- Claudio has barely layed eyes on Hero and is already saying this- v. romantic n mushy, but in its place by Ben saying ”Yea, and a case to put it into’ 2. ‘Hath Leonato any son,my Lord’- although Claudio thinks Hero is the love of his life, he’s still checking she’s a good financial catch 3. ‘When you went onward on this ended action I looked upon her with a soldiers eye’- Claudio met Hero before and felt nothing- it’s not true love at first sight. Also has only looked at her, not talked- and now he wants to marry her. 4.’This rotten orange’…’behold how like a maid she blushes here! O what authority and show of truth can cunning sin cover itself withal!’…’she knows the heat of a luxurious bed. Her blush is guiltiness, not modesty’- basics Claudio shaming Hero. Quick to turn around his view that she’s the best. All his descriptions of her are about the deception she pulls- how she looks innocent but is bad on the inside. We know this is all false5. ‘Most foul..most fair’- after shaming her, Claudio uses this oxymoron to explain Hero: he still loves her face . 6. ‘Sweet Hero, now thy image doth appear in the rare semblance that I loved it first’- When Claudio finds out that Hero is innocent, he remembers he IMAGE for how he loved her- shows his shallowness and how appearances are what matters to him
Signs/real love between Ben&Bea: past, present 1.’There’s her cousin, an she were not possessed with a fury, exceeds her as much in beauty as the first of May doth the last of December’- Ben references to Bea as a great beauty, although he loves no woman 2.’You always end with a jade’s trick; I know you of old’-Bea says this to herself of Ben, as if suggesting they have a history that forces her to constantly fight him3.’He were an excellent man that were made just in the midway between him and Benedick’- Again she brings the conversation back to Benedick. Also suggests the perfect man contains part of him, although before stating he is purely imperfect. Aussi, although stating she’ll never marry, she has a wishlist. 4. ‘I would not marry [Beatrice] though she were endowed with all that Adam had left him before he transgressed’- Mid- rant, Ben mentions marriage to Bea, although no one brought up the suggestion they should get hitched. Obvs on his mind 5. ‘Indeed my lord, [Benedick] lent [his heart] me awhile, and I gave him use for it, a double heart for his single one’- Be a suggests to DP that in the past she and Ben had been romantically involved. 6. ‘Love me? Why, it must be requited?’-Ben, after falling for the trap, instantly declares he will love Bea, despite claiming he’d never marry/marry Bea particularly SO CLEARLY WAS INDENIAL!!!7.’the lady is fair; ’tis a truth’….’and virtuous’…’and wise’…’it is no addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be terribly in love with her’- Benedick lists what Bea is like, a tech her greatest critic is saying this (although now admits he’s in lub)8. ‘Benedick, love on; I will requite thee, taming my wild heart to thy loving hand. If thou dost love, my kindness shall incite thee to bind our loves up in a holy band’- after hearing of Benedick’s supposed love for her, Bea essentially says she will change for Benedick’s love and marry him, although originally claiming she’d never marry anyone especially Benedick. 9. ‘by the loss of a beard’..’Nay, ‘a rubs himself with civet’…’that’s as much as to say, the sweet youth’s in love.’- Benedick is shaping on up for Beatrice who he’s trying to impress as he’s fallen in love with her. aww. Also this is where DP and C start making fun of him as he predicted:’I may chance have some odd quirks and remnants of wit broken on me’. 10. ‘Benedictus, why Benedictus? You have some moral in this Benedictus.’- Margaret and Hero provoke Beatrice with jokes about Benedick, it proves to be a sensitive subject= love. 11.’How doth the lady?’- Benedick stayed with Beatrice after his friends leave, not following the crowd after shaming Hero, to help his love and Hero.12. ‘I do not love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?’- Benedicks brings this up in the most unromantic time. Like them it is unconventional (in language), and unromantic and unmushy unlike Claudio. There love is a lot more personal . 13.’I love you with so much of my heart none is left to protest’ ‘Come bid me do anything for thee’ ‘Kill Claudio’- Beatrice confesses her love to Benedick, but her policy for them too be together is for Ben to kill Claudio 14. ‘Enough, I am engaged. I will challenge him.’-Benedick loyalty now goes to Beatrice for her love 15. ‘they were never so truly turned over and over as my poor self in love’- Benedick tries to get all romantic with beatrice but it doesn’t work, highlights their real, unique love 16. ‘tell me for which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me’= Benedict’s unconventional love17 ‘thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably- this paints the direct comparison to B&B’s relationship to that of C&H’S
**** ups in communication//deception 1. ‘The prince discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece your daughter’- Basically you can see how news is spread down the grapevine. . People don’t know the truth. 2.’But hear these ill news with the ears of Claudio’- after being told by DJ that DP has proposed to Hero, Claudio is deceived, and this leads to complete loss of trust in Don Pedro, and he is devastated3. ‘But sees thou not what a deformed thief this fashion is?’ ‘I know that Deformed, ‘a has been a vile thief this seven year, ‘a goes up and down like a gentleman.’- ironic and funny as Borachio has disclosed his whole evil plan with DJ infront of the watch, but they take him to be someone else- big communication both 4. ‘Comparisons are odours- palabras neighbour Verges’ ‘Neighbours, you are tedious’- When this is said, Leonato means to say that his neighbours are taking too long (he needs to get back to C+H’s wedding), yet Dogberry humorously takes this to be a compliment, so goes off on a tangent. However, this means Leo eventually doesn’t listen to their story which could have saved Hero. 5.’This rotten orange’…’behold how like a maid she blushes here! O what authority and show of truth can cunning sin cover itself withal!’…’she knows the heat of a luxurious bed. Her blush is guiltiness, not modesty’- basics Claudio shaming Hero. Quick to turn around his view that she’s the best. All his descriptions of her are about the deception she pulls- how she looks innocent but is bad on the inside. We know this is all false6. ‘I charge thee, as thou art my child’- Leonato also falls and is deceived by DJ’s tale. also is a bit of a dick by thinking only of himself and not his disgraced child ‘hath no man’s dagger here a point for me’
Misogyny//Control over women. 1.’I will acquaint my daughter withal, that she be the better prepared for an answer’- Leonato is speaking for his daughter, hero does not get a choice as Don P is a good catch2. ‘By my troth niece, you wilt never get thee a husband if thou be so shrewd with thy tongue’ Leo says this as if its a bad thing she thinks for herself: obi a woman of her class needs a husband3.’Well niece, I trust you will be ruled by your father’- Antonio knows that Hero will do as her father tell her to do in marriage as she is an obedient unquestioning demure daughter [‘But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say ‘Father, as it please me’.’-Bea is technically telling the obedient Hero to defy her father if it will make her happier- she is standing up for Hero an encouraging her to think for herself]4. ‘Why should i speak? I stand dishonoured that have gone about to link my friend to a common stale’- When accused of being a sleep around, Hero instantly loses her place in society and is an outcast, like ‘a common stale’.5. ‘Is he not approved in the height a villain that hath slandered, scorned, dishonoured my kinswoman?….O God that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the marketplace.’- Beatrice recognises that she cannot do anything as she is a woman… later says ‘I cannot be a man with wishing, therefore I will die a woman with grieving’.
Don john is evil TM 1. ‘I cannot hide what I am’…’though I cannot be said to be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied but I am a plain-dealing villain’- Don John admits to being a dick, but is honest, and does not try to fool himself. 2.’I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace’- He does not want to be good to his brother, doesn’t care what he thinks of him. 3.’If I had my mouth, I would bite’- If Don John did not have to keep up pleasantries with his bro, he would still be doing evil to him. 4. ‘That young start-up hath all the glory to overthrow. If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way’- Don John will throw anyone under the bus to get back at Don Pedro- in this case Claudio. 5. ‘How tartly that gentleman looks. I never can see him but I am heart-burned an hour after’- Be a can judge that Don J is a bad character, rotten egg just by looking at him 6. ‘Signor [Claudio] you are very near to my brother in his love. He is enamoured on Hero’- DJ knows Claudio loves Hero, and DP is not but is proposing for C, so says this to C to **** shit up. 7. ‘I am sick in displeasure to him, and whatsoever comes athwart his affection ranges evenly with mine’- DJ failing to break up Claudios happiness and relationship with Dp makes him feel worse.8. ‘The lady is disloyal’-DJ tells lies
Borachio and Don John evil inc. 1. Bor:’I can give you intelligence of an intended marriage’..DJ ‘Will it serve for any model to build mischief on?’- DJ & B are both in cahoots and trying to wreck shit for Don Pedro (so we think B is as evil as DJ2.Bor:’spare not to tell him that he hath wronged his honour in marrying the renowned Claudio- whose estimation do you mightly hold up- to a contaminated stale such a one as Hero’- again the evil twins are throwing someone under the bus, this time someone who has done very little to them- n they know it ‘misuse the Prince, to vex Claudio, to undo Hero and kill Leonato’.
Meadlin’ 1.’I will in interim undertake one of Hercules labours, which is to bring Signor Benedick and Lady Beatrice together’- Dp ****ing shit up n meadlin with love (y???) like its a game2. ‘She should dote so on Signor Benedick, whom she hath in all outward behaviour seemed ever to abhor’…’says she’I that have so oft encountered him with scorn, write to him that I love him”…’my daughter is sometime afeard she will do a desperate outrage to herself’…’Hero surely thinks she will die’- During the beguiling scenes o whatev, this is the trap set for Benedick by his friends; that Beatrice loves him but can’t show it due to her previous treatment of him. V overdramatic- maybe falls into thinking he can be her hero.3. ‘Our talk must be of Benedick…my talk to thee must be how Benedick is sick in love with Beatrice’- again using the same technique as the guys, saying how the other is madly, and dangerously in love (hero)4. ‘If they loved Benedick, to wish him wrestle with affection, and never to let Beatrice know of it’….’But nature never framed a woman heart of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice. Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes’- Again, reasons why the other can’t admit love to their crush is because of Beatrice’s scorn and disdain5. ‘What fire is in mine ears? Can this be true? Stand I condemned for pride and scorn so much?’- because of Hero’s harsh description of Bea, Bea is left hurt and unsure of what people think of her6. ‘Let her awhile be secretly kept in, and publish it that she is dead indeed’…’the supposition of the lady’s death will quench the wonder of her infamy’.- The friar creates another deception, though it is for the truth, he uses the wrong method
Confessions//truthfullness 1. ‘I cannot hide what I am’…’though I cannot be said to be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied but I am a plain-dealing villain’- Don John admits to being a dick, but is honest, and does not try to fool himself. 2’I do not love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?’- Benedicks brings this up in the most unromantic time. Like them it is unconventional (in language), and unromantic and unmushy unlike Claudio. There love is a lot more personal . 3. ‘I love you with so much of my heart none is left to protest’ ‘Come bid me do anything for thee’ ‘Kill Claudio’- Beatrice confesses her love to Benedick, but her policy for them too be together is for Ben to kill Claudio 4. ‘Marry that he had received a thousand ducts of Don John for accusing Hero wrongfully’- Dogberrys watchman has discovered the truth- don’t know it really5. ‘The lady is dead upon mine and my master’s false accusation; and briefly, I desire nothing but the reward of a villain’-Borachio goes totally clean and does the right thing
Bea and Ben being brilliant (good at seeing the details/good judges of character/thinking with their own minds) 1.’How tartly that gentleman looks. I never can see him but I am heart-burned an hour after’- Be a can judge that Don J is a bad character, rotten egg just by looking at him2. ‘But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say ‘Father, as it please me’.’-Bea is technically telling the obedient Hero to defy her father if it will make her happier- she is standing up for Hero an encouraging her to think for herself. 3. ‘You apprehend passing shrewdly’…’I have a good eye uncle, I can see a church by daylight’- After being told she is perceptive by her uncle, Be a says she sees what is blindly obvious to her. 4. ‘Nay, if they lead to any ill, I will leave them at the next turning’-Bea says this, but both BEa and Ben agree that if the leaders go a bad way, they won’t follow blindly; they both think for themselves.5. ‘No my lord, unless I might have another for working days, your grace is too costly to wear’- When DP (the prince!!!!!) proposes to Beatrice, she again keeps to her own mind and doesn’t follow expectation. 6. ‘How doth the lady?’- Benedick stayed with Beatrice after his friends leave, not following the crowd after shaming Hero, to help his love and Hero7. ‘O on my soul my cousin is belied!’- Beatrice is again a good judge of character, and sees past themes unlike everyone else 8. ‘By mine honour, I will deal in this as secretly and justly as your soul should with your body’- Again Benedick not following the crowd
Benedick and Beatrices character traits: S= similarities D=difference 1.’By my troth a pleasant spirited lady’- DP describes Beatrice as merry and pleasant- S to Benedick, who is seen to also be merry2. ‘She were an excellent wife for Benedick’- DP again picks up on their similar charter traits and PAIRS THEM!3. ‘[Benedick] is of a noble strain, of approved valour and confirmed honesty’- DP says nice stuff bout Ben 4. Yeh lol like they both list shit they want in a partner!! (SSSSS)5. dp:’ she’s an excellent sweet lady, and, out of all suspicion, she is virtuous’. C: ‘and she is exceeding wise’- used in beguiling scene of Ben almost as if to entice him in6.’He is a very proper man’…’He hath indeed a good outward happiness’…’before God, and in my mind, very wise'(S: both B&B described as wise as we know they both are)..’show some sparks that are like wit'(S: both him and Beatrice are witty/merry)- Ben’s mates big him up a little- (confidence to approach Bea)/?????7. ‘the lady is fair; ’tis a truth’….’and virtuous’…’and wise’…’it is no addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be terribly in love with her’- Benedick lists what Bea is like, a tech her greatest critic is saying this (although now admits he’s in lub)8. ‘[Beatrice] is too disdainful. I know her spirits are as coy and wild as haggards of the rock’- whilst laying the love trap for Bea, Hero is very disdainful of her, says spiteful shit, though could be kind of true as she has a sharp tongue 9.:’ She cannot love’…’she is so self endeared’…’so turns she every man the wrong side out’- Beatrice can’t love any man and finds fault in every man, which is why Benedick can’t show his affection (according to Hero).10. ‘He is the only man in Italy’…’For shape, for bearing, argument and valour, goes foremost in report through Italy’- Benedick is praised to the sky by H&U- maybe to show Bea what she’s missing????
Hero’s character . 1.’Well niece, I trust you will be ruled by your father’- Antonio knows that Hero will do as her father tell her to do in marriage as she is an obedient unquestioning demure daughter 2.'[hero’s heart] ’twill be heavier with the weight of a man’- margaretss smutty humour parallels to Hero, who can barely listen to it: ‘fie upon thee, art not ashamed’-she can barely talk about sex (big contrast to what she’s been accused of doing). 3. ‘O God defend me! How am I beset! What kind of catching call this?- she does not really defend herself
Relationship between Claudio and Hero 1. ‘Speak Count, ’tis your cue’…’Speak cousin, or, if you cannot, stop his mouth with a kiss, and let him speak neither’- Beatrice has to encourage the ‘happy couple’ C&H to actually talk- they don’t even speak and seem unable to express feeling to one another 2. ‘Silence is the perfectest herald of joy’- Claudio has warped ideas on love a little bit.
humour n wordplay 1.’Signor Mountanto’=Benedick as a social climber/shag about. Wordplay n humour 2.’a good soldier to a lady’=Beatrice uses play on words from ‘a good soldier too, lady’ to this to show him as a playing ladies man. Wordplay n humour3. ”they should suffer salvation ((damnation))’…’who think you the most desartless ((deserving)) man’…’to write and read comes by nature ((nurture))’- dogberry’s use of words meant as humour tho he does not know it- malapropisms 4. ‘well, you are to call at all the ale-houses, and bid those that are drunk get them to bed’ ‘how if they will not’ ‘why then let them alone till they sober’- humour in Dogberry being a shit guard.5. ‘But sees thou not what a deformed thief this fashion is?’ ‘I know that Deformed, ‘a has been a vile thief this seven year, ‘a goes up and down like a gentleman.’- ironic and funny as Borachio has disclosed his whole evil plan with DJ infront of the watch, but they take him to be someone else- big communication botch 6. ‘[hero’s heart] ’twill be heavier with the weight of a man’- margaretss smutty humour parallels to Hero, who can barely listen to it: ‘fie upon thee, art not ashamed’- comparison to what she has been accused of 7. ‘Comparisons are odours- palabras neighbour Verges’ ‘Neighbours, you are tedious’- When this is said, Leonato means to say that his neighbours are taking too long (he needs to get back to C+H’s wedding), yet Dogberry humorously takes this to be a compliment, so goes off on a tangent. However, this means Leo eventually doesn’t listen to their story which could have saved Hero. 8’they have spoken untruths; secondarily, they are slanders; sixth and lastly, they have belied a lady; thirdly, they have verified unjust things; and to conclude, they are lying knaves’ ‘first I ask thee what they have done; thirdly I ask thee what’s their offence etc’= Don Pedro makes fun of Dogberry’s misuse of words, although Dogberry has a very important message
Conflict 1.’I say thou hast belied mine innocent child. Thy slander hath gone through and through her heart- Leo accuses Claudio of killing Hero- contrasting to previous accusations and reaction to her shaming, and they start conflict. Almost sounds like he believes his lies about her death2. ‘You are a villain- I jest not…You have killed a sweet lady, and her death shall fall heavy on you’- Benedick starts his conflict with Claudio, essentially signing his loyalty to Beatrice

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