Much Ado About Nothing Act 4 & 5 Review

What does Claudio call Hero? A rotten orange
What is Claudio’s accusation against Hero? She is unfaithful
How does Hero react to Count Claudio’s claims? She denies the claims and says it never happened
Describe Leonado’s reaction to the Count’s accusations. He is confused that this could be possible and then he is ashamed of his daughter and wishes death upon her.
Who defends Hero by saying that her blushes were from embarrassment and not from shame? The Friar
Who does Benedick suspect is behind the confusion surrounding Hero? Don John
Describe the plan that the Friar created regarding Hero. They Will pretend that Hero died when she fainted so then they will feel bad for Hero and realize what a good girl she was.
What confession does Beatrice make to Benedick? She confesses that she loves him
What request does Beatrice make of Benedick? She asks Benedick to kill Claudio
What does Don John do after Hero is accused? He leaves Messina
She knows the heat of a luxurious bed. Claudio is speaking to Leonato Meaning: Hero has slept with someone and knows what it is like to be with a manClaudio is informing Leonato of why his marriage with Hero is ruined; she has been unfaithful to him and is not pure like she claims to be
But fare thee well, most foul, most! farewell,/ Thou pure impiety and impious purity! Claudio is speaking to Hero Meaning: He doesn’t wish to be with her anymore because she cheated on him (which wasn’t actually true)
Hath no man’s dagger here a point for me? Leonato is speaking to himself out loud after Claudio has disgraced Hero in front of everyone, he (Leonato) wishes that he was dead after this embarrassment
Death is the fairest cover for her shame/ That may be wished for. Leonato says this to Beatrice saying that he wishes Hero was dead because of all the shame she caused their family
T]he wide sea/ Hath drops too few to wash her clean again. Leonato says this to Friar Francis saying that Hero can not be saved from all the shame that Cladio put upon her in front of everyone.
[I]n her eye there hath appeared’d a fire,/To burn the errors that these princes hold/ Against her maiden truth. Friar Francis is speaking to LeonatoMeaning: In her eyes I see a fire that would seem to burn away the lies the princes have told about her chastity.
Come, lady, die to live. Friar Francis says this to Hero saying that she should pretend to be dead so that she may be redeemed for all the shame she got.
But, masters, remember that I am an ass; though it not be written down, yet forget not that I am an ass. Dogberry says this to Conrade as a sassy remark after Conrade calls him (Dogberry) an ass.
For my Lord Lackbeard there, he and I shall meet: and till then peace be with him. Benedick is speaking to Don Pedro (directly) and to Claudio (indirectly)Meaning: Lord “Babyface” over there will meet me in a duel, and good luck to him then.Benedick says this after Beatrice tells him to challenge Claudio for embarrassing Hero and leaving her at the wedding.
Possess the people in Messina here/ How innocently she died; . . . Hang an epitaph upon her tomb,/ And sing it to her bones. Leonato is telling Claudio and Don Pedro that this is what they must do to make up for their crime in indirectly “killing” Hero and it will also fix her reputation for when she returns
I was not born under a rhyming planet, not I cannot woo in festival terms. Benedick is speaking to himselfMeaning: No, I wasn’t destined to be a poet, and I can’t woo a lady with pretty words.
I do suffer love indeed, for I love thee against my will. Benedick says this to Beatrice while they are discussing the qualities that attracted the other and how they came to love each other.
She died, my lord, but while her slander lived. Hero is speaking to ClaudioMeaning: She was only dead, my lord, as long as her slander lived.Hero is saying this at her second wedding with Claudio after revealing it is her under the veil and that she is alive.
Think not of him till tomorrow: I’ll devise brave punishment for him. Strike up, pipers. Benedick says this after the messenger arrives to inform Don Pedro that Don John has been captured and returned to Messina. He wants everyone to continue in their festivities and worry about the trouble later.
Why does Leonato say Claudio must marry his niece? To make Claudio hold up his end of the marriage and get his name in their family
What does Benedick do to try to do to show his love for Beatrice? (but isn’t good at) Write and sing her a sonnet
How was the Beatrice and Benedick plot solved? They both reveal that they love each other to themselves, each other and everyone else and get married
How does the Don John, the villain, get solved? He will get arrested.