Much Ado About Nothing Test

“What my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?” Benedict says this. He’s teasing Beatrice, they’re always fighting. they have a love/hate relationship
“Can the world buy such a jewel?” Claudio. It shows how infatuated and in love he is when he sees he
“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.” Hero. Right after they set up Beatrice
“Gallants, I am not as I have been.” Benedict. Changed his ways, not against love or marriage anymore
“Even she, Leonato’s Hero, your Hero, every man’s Hero.” Don John. everyone knows she is not a virtuous woman. She’s been with a lot of guys
“Did I not tell you she was innocent?” Friar. He believed she was innocent the whole time. He set up the plan to preserve her reputation
“You always end with a jade’s trick: I know you of old.” Beatrice. I know who you are, you’re always like this. There’s history between the two.
“Thou and I are too wiseto woo peaceably.” Benedict. cannot flirt or be together, without killing each other verbally
“On my soul my cousin is belied.” Beatrice. saying this about Hero, saying she’s been slandered and lied about. saying her life has been ruined
“Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.” Claudio. upset at Don Pedro, thinks he’s taking his his girl. Thinks he cannot even trust his best friend.
“Will your grace command me any service to the world’s end?” Benedict. anything to go anywhere away from Beatrice
“There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick and her. They never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them.” Leonato. every time these two get together, they always fight, constantly bickering/teasing
“If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way.” Don John. He is willing to mess up Claudio’s plan with whatever it takes. Shows how hateful/jealous he feels about Claudio
“Adieu, be vigitant, I beseech you.” Dogberry. means keep good watch, messing up his words. good example of a malapropism
“Hath no man’s dagger here a point for me?” Leonato. publicly accused, he can’t believe his daughter disgraced their family and herself
Beatrice Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin. Benedict’s love interest. Has a sharp tongue and doesn’t want to admit that she loves Benedict.
Benedick aristocratic soldier who is friends with Don Pedro and Claudio. Wages a war of wits against Beatrice. Doesn’t want to admit that he loves Beatrice.
Claudio soldier who fought under Don Pedro. Falls in love with Hero while he visits in Messina. Easily persuaded/gullable. Marries Hero at the end.
Hero daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice. Falls in love with Claudio. Fakes her own death to avoid a bad reputation.
Don Pedro nobleman from Aragon. Friends with Benedick and Claudio. Close friends with Leonato. Easily persuaded/gullable. Most politically and socially powerful.
Leonato elderly noble. Hero’s father and Beatrice’s uncle. His house is the setting of the play.
Don John villain of the play. Don Pedro’s brother. tries to ruin the happiness of Hero and Claudio due to envy.
Margaret Hero’s serving woman, who helps Borachio and Don John deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful. Her love interest is Borachio
Borachio associate of Don John. helps Don John deceive Claudio into thinking Hero is unfaithful. Margaret’s love interest.
Conrade associate of Don John and entirely devoted to him. Very intimate with him, some think he loved Don John.
Dogberry the law. the main policeman. takes his job seriously, but tends to use the wrong words when trying to interrupt meaning. Makes him a very comical character.
Verges deputy of Dogberry. other policeman.
Antonio Leonato’s elderly brother. Beatrice’s father.
Balthasar A waiting man in Leonato’s household and a musician. tries to trick Benedick along with Don Pedro, and Claudio into thinking Beatrice loves him. Also tried to flirt with Margaret at the party.
Ursula one of Hero’s waiting women.