The Much Ado About Nothing, Act II quiz: 10 questions by Judine Brey
Much Ado About Nothing Acts I & II Test
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Much Ado about Nothing Act 2, Scene 3: "Leonato's Orchard"
Act Two opens immediately before the masked ball, as Hero and Beatrice discuss the perfect man in front of Leonato. Beatrice has not been happy with what she's seen of men, and she proclaims that she will never marry. During the ball itself, she ends up dancing with Benedick. At first, she seems to suspect that her dance partner is he, but then she appears to believe his protests that he is not. She then goes on to berate Benedick and his sense of humor as well as his self-conception to her partner - who is, of course, Benedick! She is wooed by his language.
The celebration and dance scene includes several short encounters among many of the characters. Most participants are masked, adding to the confusion. Beatrice uses the occasion as another opportunity to berate Benedick. Leonato and Antonio warn her she is heading for spinsterhood if she continues her attitudes about Benedick in particular and about men and marriage in general. As usual, Hero says very little. To Beatrice's amusement, Hero is cautioned by both her uncle and her father to be attentive and receptive to Don Pedro when he approaches her this evening. They believe he is courting her for himself.
Leonato has noticed that Don John did not attend the dinner, but Hero tells them he is melancholic. Beatrice says that a combination between Don John and Benedick would create the perfect man, one who spoke just enough. Leonato tells Beatrice she will never get a husband if she continues to make such "shrewd" remarks. Beatrice acknowledges that she is happy without a husband and plans to die a spinster. Antonio turns to Hero and tells her he hopes she will obey her father, but Beatrice interrupts him and mocks his expectation that Hero will curtsy to her father's every demand. Ignoring her, Leonato orders Hero to accept the Prince's offer if he comes to her.