Much Ado ABout Nothing Quotes

“Her mother hath many times told me so.” Women are not to be trustedThis is the first mention of a married couple and it is a joke about whether the wife may have deceived Leonato about the parentage of their childMakes it seem as if deception is a natural part of marriageIn Act 1 Scene !Said by Leonato
How know you he loves her? When Don John is trying to convince Claudio that Don Pedro is trying to woo Hero for himselfClaudio-gullibleClaudio’s great failing is that he’s easily manipulated into suspicion, which leaves him wide open to be deceived.
Benedick that, in despite of his quick wit and his queasy stomach, he shall fall in love with Beatrice. Don Pedro decieving Benedick to love Beatrice
When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married. Benedick provides his first reason that marriage is actually quite necessary. Not for love or honor, but because it’s our duty to procreate.
“In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.” This is Don Pedro’s responce to Benedick equating marriage with being whipped, tamed, and cuckolded. Marrying would mean sacrificing his independence and breaking his pride, and Benedick finds the prospect of losing either foolish. It’s a strong enough intuition to sour him on marriage altogether.
hard heart… I love none Benedick about never wanting to get married Alliteration of hard hard, creates a harsh sound, and a definitve statement. This shows Benedick indominable mindset towards marriage, highlighting his strong distast towards marriage.
I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me Beatrice talking about never wanting a man to love her
But Nature never framed a woman’s heart Of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice Hero talking about Beatrice
Because I will not do them the wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right to trust none Benedick thinks that all women decieve
I pray you, is Signior Mountanto returned from the wars or no? First words in the play from Beatrice is abt BenedickSocial climber
That I love her, I feel Claudio about Hero after just meeting herHumorous to modern readers and shows his rash immature nature and how his emotions drive his decisions.
Can the world buy such as jewel Claudio objectifiying Hero to a metaphor of a jewel. Showing that he sees her as a possession and is purely interested in how she looks. Perhaps he is so entranced by her beauty, he never gets to know her, leading him to be vulnerable to manipulatation of accusations of her personality. As he doesn’t know her nature, he is more open to believe others opinions on her.
stuffed man Has no substance Beatrice quite harsh
Sweet Hero, now thy image doth appear In the rare semblance that I loved it first. Claudio declares his love for Hero again as soon as he hears of her innocence. His sudden renewed love of Hero makes us feel as though his love is not actually as deep as we’d want it to be; his love was destroyed by outside circumstance and is resolved by outside circumstance too. We wonder whether Claudio will be able to weather other miscommunications when the pair is married—or will he be as quick to judge as he is currently, even if he’s wrong?
And tell fair Hero I am Claudio, Don Pedro will manipulate Hero into falling in love with Claudio. It’s a little shady that Don Pedro will get Hero to fall in love with his words, thinking they’re Claudio’s words. Claudio and Don Pedro don’t care if they manipulate the girl under false pretenses, as they’ve got their eyes on the prize of winning her (even if she is deceived into being won by a guy she doesn’t know and has never spoken to).
Lady Disdain Benedick’s nickname for Beatrice
you are like an honorable father. Hero is given a good reputation as he says she is like her father
most foul, most fair Claudio about Hero – Oxymoron shows that he think she looks pure but is really impure.
One Hero died defiled, but I do live, And surely as I live, I am a maid Hero doesn’t lament the damage that the men have done to her feelings, or even to herself, but instead excuses the men because her reputation has been cleared.
I’ll hold my mind were she an ethiope this racist comment said by claudio says would hold his honor even if she was black
As once Europa did at lusty jove Claudio’s allusion idea of powerful men taking advantage of young women; Jove took advantage of innocent Europa
Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably Benedict says this and it sums up their whole relationship of distrust
suffer love! A good epithet. I do suffer love indeed, for I love thee against my will love painful and uncomfortable
“I / am loved of all ladies, only you excepted: ” (Act 1 Scene 1) shows how appeared enemies Although they appear to dislike one another, both are easily persuaded of the other’s love by the tricks that their friends play on them.