Much Ado About Nothing: Deception Quotations

Previously… Benedick Cheated… “false dice”
Claudio – Act II, Scene iii, Dramatic Irony (Deception of Benedick) PROSE – BENIGN “[Raising his voice]”
Benedick [Development of] – Act II, Scene iii, Monologue (Speaks to audience) PROSE – BENIGN “This can be no trick.”
Beatrice – Act III, Scene i, Soliloquy (Speaks to herself) VERSE – BENGIN [Deploys Iambic Pentameter) “What fire is in mine ears?”
Beatrice [Development of] – Act III, Scene i, Soliloquy (Becoming more conventional) VERSE – BENIGN “Taming thy wild heart to thy loving hand”
Don John – Act III, Scene ii, Dramatic Irony (Links to honour as DP and C believe him…) MALIGN “Leonato’s Hero, your Hero, every man’s Hero”
Don John – Act III, Scene ii, Being obsequious towards Claudio and Don Pedro to make them believe him. MALIGN “Better fit your honour…”
Embed Quote – Secures Leonato’s agreement and is played upon for MALIGN deception. “honour”
Don John – Act IV, Scene i, Agreeing and expressing disgust without saying to much in case his plan is revealed… “Fie, Fie!”
About Hero – Act IV, Scene i, Letuary and Promisality – ruins her reputation. “A common stale”
Claudio – Act IV, Scene i, Plosive alliteration – Rotten inside, perfect outside… Connotations… MALIGN “Pure impiety and impious purity!”
Leonato – Act IV, Scene i, Honour played upon here again: Doesn’t want to be known as the governor with a stale as a daughter – could reflect his parenting skills and governing skills… Audience’s Response… “No man’s dagger… a point for me?”
Leonato is blind because of their status and honour… “Would the two princes lie?”
Balthasar’s Song – Men are unreliable as women are conveyed as the victim of man’s unreliability and deception… Casts doubt on the nature of men in the play… “Men were deceivers ever” “Constant never”
Benedick – Connotations of unreliability… Means changeable “For man is a giddy thing”