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1
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Leonato describes the relationship between Benedick and Beatrice (act 1)

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Leonato: There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her

2
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Beatrice atypically denouncing a mans love

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I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me

3
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Claudio asking his friends if Hero is honorable

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Is she not a modest young lady?

4
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A joke by Benedick, asking Claudio if he’d purchase Hero. The objectification of women can be seen here.

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Would you buy her that you enquire after her?

5
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Don Pedro’s very wise and ironic statement about marriage with reference to the cuckhold

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In time the savage bull doth take the yoke

6
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Claudio declaring how now his war mindset has left (suggesting how now there’s space for love)

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But now that I am returned, and that war-thoughts/Have left their places vacant, in their rooms/Come thronging soft and delicate desires

7
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Don John admitting to villainy

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I am a plain-dealing villain

8
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Antonio asking Hero if she’s going to abide to her father

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Well niece, I trust you will be ruled by your father?

9
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Beatrice talking about love and marriage using famous dances as comparisons

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…wooing, wedding, and repenting is as a Scotch jig, a measure and a cinquepace.

10
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Claudio hysterically denouncing beauty

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For beauty is a witch/Against whose charms, faith melteth into blood

11
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Benedick feeling attacked by Beatrice, emphasising his pain using metaphors of war

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She speaks poniards, and every word stabs

12
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Beatrice

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… a double heart for his single one

13
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Don John seeking trouble, revenge

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Any bar, any cross, any impediment will be medicinable to me

14
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Claudio

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Bait the hook well. This fish will bite.

15
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Benedick expressing his love for Beatrice pt.1

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…I will be horribly in love with her…The world must be peopled

16
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Beatrice

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I will require thee, taming my wild heart to thy loving hand

17
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Don John manipulating Claudio and Don Pedro into belief that Hero is promiscuous and disloyal

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…Leonato’s Hero, your Hero, every man’s Hero

18
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Hero describing her heavy heart of emotion whereas Margaret replies with a euphemism/innuendo

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Hero: …my heart is exceedingly heavy
Margaret: Twill be heavier soon by the weight of a man

19
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Claudio/Don Pedro

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Give not this rotten orange to your friend!

20
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Don Pedro shaming Hero alongside Claudio

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I stand dishonoured that I have gone about/To link my dear friend to a common stale

21
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Leonato ashamed of Hero and hysterically stating that only death can cease this shame

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Death is the fairest cover for her shame

22
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Leonato exaggerating his pain from Hero’s shame, using metaphors of in and sea to express how much shame she has.

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O she is fallen into a pit of ink, that the wide sea/Hath drops too few to wash her clean again

23
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Friar speaking to Hero

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Come lady, die to live

24
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Beatrice’s bold imperative, directed at Benedick

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Kill Claudio

25
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Dogberry confusingly speaking

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Yet forget not that I am an ass

26
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Leonato challenging Claudio and Don Pedro to a duel

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And with grey hairs and bruise of many days/Do challenge thee to trial of a man

27
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Benedick’s wise statement

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In a false quarrel there is no true valour

28
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Borachio stating how the intelligent have been blind to the truth whereas the fools(dogberry, verges etc) have spoken the truth. Comedic effect: lower class speak the truth

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What your wisdom could not discover, these shallow fools have brought to light

29
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Claudio not really owning up to his mistakes, blaming it on the circumstance rather than his own wrongdoing

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Yet sinn’d I not/But in mistaking

30
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Margaret stating that women don’t need to be protected, they want to defend themselves(their own honour)

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Give us swords, we have bucklers of our own

31
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Benedick talking to Beatrice about how they are unable to court each other in peace. He uses the intimate pronoun “thou”

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Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably

32
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Hero confirming her modesty and honour (act 5)

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And surely as I live, I am a maid

33
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Benedick silencing Beatrice with a kiss(act 5)

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Peace I will stop your mouth

34
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Benedick’s contradiction and one of his final words (act 5)

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For man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion