Much Ado About Nothing Act 2 Scene 3 NOTES

“I have known when there was no music with him but the drum and the fife, and bow had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.” Benedick is saying he knew Claudio when he listen when he was in the military and listened to only military drums and fife abut now he wants to listens to sweet music…..he is saying Claudio has changed
“I have known when he would have walked ten mile afooot to see a good armor, and now he will tie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet.” Benedick is saying he knew Claudio when he would have traveled far to see a military suit but now he will spend his time designing a new jackect to impress Hero….giving another example of how Claudio has changed
“He was wont to speak to plain and to the purpose, like an honest man and a soldier, and now is he turned orthography; his words are a very fantastical banquet, just so many strange dishes.” Benedick is saying Cladio used to speak to the the point but now when he talks he is more elegant and eloborate….another example of how Claudio has changed
May I be so converted and see with these eyes? I cannot tell; I think not. Benedick is askinghimself if he will be changed the way love-striken Claudio has changed and he tells himself that he does not think that this will happen to him
orthography Describes the proper way to use a written system of language, including proper spelling.
“I will not be sworn but love my transform me to an oyster, but I wil ltake my oath on it, till he hath made an oyster for me; he shall nver make me such a fool.” Benedick is saying that if he falls in love he will not look foolish but he might change a little
what qualties does Benedick want in a wife? (page 76) virtuousfair (beautiful)wiserich and smart toomild-mannered (calm)noble (honorable or moral)well-spokenan excellent musicanand the color of her hair does not matter
noble honorable; moral; belonging to high social class
“See you where Benedick hath hid himself?” Don Pedro asks Claudio if he sees Benedick hiding even though Benedick thinks they can not see him
Note this before my notes: There’s not a note of mine thats worth the noting. Balthasar is saying that beforehe sing DP should know that he can’t play a single worthy note
Balthasar’s song men are decievers so woman should stop crying over it and accept it
one foot in a sea and one foot on te shore men are not steady and can not remain faithful to one person
to one thing contant never men are not devoted to any one person
sing no more ditties, sing no mo don’t sing sad songs
The fraud of men was ever so men have alsways been deceitful
since summer was so leavy since the first sumer trees had leaves or forvever
An he had been a dog that should have howled thus , they would have hanged him….. To himself Benedick is saying that Balthasarsinging is terrbile and if he heard a dog singing like that he would kill it
Oh, ay. Stalk on, stalk on; the fowl sits. – I did never think that lady would have loved any man. Claudio is whispering to Don Pedro to keep talking because Benedick is lsten – their target – is listening
By my troth, my lord, I cannot what to think of it, but that she loves him with an enraged affection, it is past the infinite of thought. Leonato is saying Beatirce loves Benedick so that Benedick will hear this and be fooled into falling in love with her
Bait the hook well; the fish will bite. Claudio is telling Don Pedro that if he says things correctly Benedick will fall for their plan
he hath ta’en th infection. hold it up. claudio tells Don Pedro that Benedick is falling for their scheme and he should keep up the plan
“I would she had bestowed this dotage on me. I would have daffed all other respects and made her half myself. I pray you tell Benedick of it and hear what he will say.” Don Pedro is saying that he wished Beatrice liked him instead of Benedick
contemptuous/contemptible Feeling hatred, scornful
valiant brave
hector A mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War- known for his bravery
“As Hector, I assure you, and in the managing of quarrels you may say he is wise, for either he avoids them with great discretion or undertakes them with a most Christian-like fear.” Don Pedro is saying that Benedick is like the trojan warrior Hector because he avoids fights or enters the fight with caution
“Let there be the same net spread for her, and taht must your daughter and her gentlewoman carry. The sport will be when be when they hold one an opinion of another’s dotage, and no such matter. That’s the scene that I would see, which will be merely a dumb show. Let us send her to call him in to dinner.” Don Pedro is telling Leonato that they need to set a trap for Beatrice which will be the job of Hero and her servants – It will be great if Beatrice and Benedick fall in love with each other-
pantomine communication by means of gesture and facial expression
“They say the lady is fair; tis truth, I can bearthem a witness. And virtuous; tis so I cannot reporve it. And wise, but for loving me; by my troth it is no addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be in love with her” Benedick is talking to himself and thinking of how Don Pedro and Claudio pointed about that Beatrice is fair (beautiful), virtuous, and wise – except for loving him- and he really can’t disagree
“I may chance have some odd quirks and remnants of wit broken on me because I have railed so long against marriage, but doth not the appetite alter?” Benedick is saying that people may tease him if he seeks out Beatrice for marriage becasue he has been so outspoken against marriage but then asks if people can change thier minds
When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married Beendick is saying that the thought he would die young instead of admitting he changed his mind that he would never get married
Against my will, I am sent to bid you to come to dinner. Beatice is saying that she has been forced to invire Benedick to dinner
I took no more pains for those thanks than you take pains to thankme. if it had been painful, I would have not come. Beatrice is saying that it was not too painful or it was not really a big deal for her to come invite Beendick to dinner
If I do not love her, I am a Jew. Benedick is calling himself a jew because he thinks that if he does not love Beatrice then he is hard-hearted and lacking a sense of charity
haughty very proud; looks down on others
doublet a man’s close-fitting jacket
fraud A deliberate deception intended to secure an unfair or unlawful gained
a gull a joke
quarrels fights
derides to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock; ridicule
blithe joyous or merry in disposition; glad; cheerful
bonny healthy, sweet, and lively
omen a sign or warning about something that will happen in the future
quibbles arguments about unimportant things
quips witty or clever remarks
veer to change direction or turn suddenly