Much Ado About Nothing Quotes by William Shakespeare
'Much Ado About Nothing' Quotes
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Here, Beatrice refers to Benedick as though he were a contagious disease. Though she means to slight Benedick, calling him a disease reveals that she finds him difficult to shake, and has yet to be cured of this contagion. As she does many times throughout the play, Beatrice declares loud and clear that she has no interest in love. Her tendency to decry love to anyone who will listen suggests that she is trying to convince herself most of all. Though her denial is humorous, we can see why the ruse is so important to her.
Much Ado About Nothing is a play of comic capers with a touch of romance. The romantic interludes between the main characters of the play, Claudio and Hero, are offset by the love-hate relationship between the other pair, Beatrice and Benedick. Claudio and Hero struggle for their union, while Beatrice and Benedick get into intellectual brawls. Here's a collection of quick-witted quotes from one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies. Share Flipboard Email.
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.
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Sign in. Benedick : I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is that not strange? Beatrice : Kill Claudio. Benedick : Not for the wide world.
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
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. Benedick, Act 2 Scene 1 I will not be sworn, but love may transform me to an oyster.