Much Ado About Nothing Quotes by William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing - Characters and Theme GCSE Revision
Kenneth Branagh: Benedick
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He set up his bills here in Messina and challenged Cupid at the flight; and my uncle's fool, reading You had musty victual, and he hath holp to eat it: he is a very valiant trencherman; he hath an It is so, indeed; he is no less than a stuffed man: but for the stuffing,—well, we are all mortal. In our last conflict four of his five wits went halting off, and Very easily possible: he wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat; it ever changes with the No; an he were, I would burn my study.
There's a skirmish of wit between them. Leonato, Act 1 Scene 1 In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke. Don Pedro, Act 1 Scene 1 He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man: and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him. Beatrice, Act 2 Scene 1 As merry as the day is long. Beatrice, Act 2 Scene 1 Speak low if you speak love. Claudio, Act 2 Scene 1 She speaks poniards, and every word stabs.
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If Signior Leonato be her father, she would not have his head on her shoulders for all Messina, as Then is courtesy a turncoat. But it is certain I am loved of all ladies, only you excepted: and I God keep your ladyship still in that mind! I would my horse had the speed of your tongue, and so good a continuer. But keep your way, i' God's
Love is a main idea in this play and is shown through the partnerships between Claudio and Hero, Benedick and Beatrice and also through the paternal love that Leonato shows for his daughter and niece. Claudio's love for Hero is often regarded as superficial. He seems to fall in love with her because she fits the model of an ideal woman: modest, beautiful and obedient. Beatrice and Benedick, on the other hand, are each in denial of their love and need to be tricked by their friends into realising their true feelings. Ultimately their love seems more real and true. In the end, both pairs are married and love is triumphant.