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Much Ado About Nothing - Character Qoutes
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Benedick: Leonato explains to the messenger that Beatrice and Benedict are both witty.
Benedick: Leonato explains to the messenger that Beatrice and Benedick are both witty.
Benedick: Even when he and Beatrice had agreed to marry, he continued to tease her.
'Come, I will have thee; but by this light I take thee for pity'
Benedick: After dancing with Beatrice at the masked ball he is offended by her comments about him.
'But that my lady Beatrice should know me, and not know me'
Benedick: After eavesdropping on his friends in the orchard, Benedick is quick to admit his feelings have changed.
'When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live til I were married'
Beatrice: Benedick greets her with a nickname that means scornful.
'What, my dear Lady disdain; are you yet living'
Beatrice: She puts Benedick down in front of others.
'I wonder that you will still be talking, Signor Benedick' nobody marks you.'
Beatrice: Leonato warns her that she will never be married if she continues to be so sharp in the way she speaks.
'By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband, if though be so shrewd of thy tongue.'
Beatrice: She shows her dissatisfaction with the role that society has dictated for women.
'O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the market place'
Claudio : He admires Hero for her modesty and beauty.
'Is she not a modest young lady?'
Claudio: When Don John suggests that Don Pedro is wooing Hero for himself, Claudio is quick to move to jealousy.
'Farewell, therefore Hero!'
Claudio: When he learns from Don John that Hero has been unfaithful, he denounces her at the alter.
'Give not this rotten orange to your friend.'
Claudio: Claudio claims that Leonatos generosity moves him to tears. He agrees to marry Antonios daughter to make up for his mistake.
'Your over kindness doth writing tears from me!'
Hero: Hero is so beautiful that Claudio falls in Loe with her at first sight.
'In mine eye she is the sweetest lady that ever I looked on'
Hero: Beatrice tells Antonio that her cousin always does what her father asks.
'Yes faith; it is my cousins duty to make curtsy and say father, as it please you'
Hero: When Claudio accuses her of being with another man, he uses elaborate language, However, Hero responds with simple, quiet and truth.
'I talk'd with no man at that hour, my lord.'
Hero: Even though Claudio humiliates her at the alter, Hero is prepared to give him a second chance.
'And when I lived, I was your other wife; and when you loved, you were my other husband.'
Don John: Don John describes how he is ruled by his moods.
'I cannot hide what I am; I must be said when I have cause and smile at no mans jest.'
Don John: He acknowledges that he is a mischievous and unpleasant character.
'It must not be denied but I am a plain dealing villian'
Don John: At the masked ball, Don John pretends not to know who Claudio is and says that his brother Don Pedro is trying to woo Hero.
'He is enamoured on Hero; I pray for you, dissuade him from her; she is no equal for his birth; you may do the part of an honest man in it.'
Don John: Don John openly admires his dislike of Claudio.
'I am sick in displeasure of him'
Don Pedro: When Claudio seems shy about approaching Hero. Don Pedro steps into woo her on his friends behalf.
'Here, Claudio, I have wooed in thy name and fair Hero is won.'
Don Pedro: When Don John claims that he knows Hero is unfaithful, Don Pedro pledges his allegiance to Claudio.
'And, as I wooed for thee to obtain her, I will join with thee to disgrace her'
Don Pedro: Don Pedro joins Claudio to make amends at the end of the play, and mourns him publicly at Hero's tomb.
'The wolves had prey'd; and look, the gentle day before the wheels of Phoebus, round about papples the drowsy east with spots of grey'
Leonato: He invites Don Pedro and the other soldiers to stay with him for a month or more.
'I tell him we shall stay here at the least a month; and he hastily prays some occasion may detain us longer.'
Leonato: He wants his niece and his daughter to find husbands.
'By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband, if thou be so shrewd of thy husband.'
Leonato: When Hero is accuses at the alter, Leonato wishes to die.
'Hath no mans dagger here a point for me'