Love between Benedick and Beatrice - HyperMuch Ado about Nothing
The love between Benedick and Beatrice is an interesting one in this play, because it can be argued that their love is not actually true. At the start of this play . The relationship between Benedick and Beatrice makes up much of the comedy on the former point by suggesting that marriage means giving up leisure time. Shakespeare presents Beatrice and Benedick's obstinacy towards the rather obligatory first interact we see an explicit sign of a previous possible relationship.
Explore the relationships between Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing
They continue at the masked ball where either Beatrice does not realize she is dancing with Benedick or wants to hurt him as she describes Benedick as 'the prince's jester: Tricked by Friends When Don Pedro mentions to Leonato that Beatrice would be a good wife for Benedick, Leonato responds, 'O Lord, my lord, if they were but a week married, they would talk themselves mad.
Don Pedro arranges for Benedick to overhear Leonato, Claudio, and him discussing Beatrice's love for Benedick, but the fact that she has to hide it because ' 'tis very possible he'll scorn it, for the man, as you know all, hath a contemptible spirit.
Don Pedro convinces Ursula and Hero to allow Beatrice to overhear a similar conversation. When Hero says, 'O god of love! I know he doth deserve As much as may be yielded to a man: But Nature never framed a woman's heart of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice;' Beatrice wonders if she needs to change. She decides that she will also love Benedick.
Falling in Love Afterwards, Benedick and Beatrice behave as if they are lovesick until the wedding of Claudio and Hero. This is an indication that Benedick's loyalties no longer lie with Claudio, but with Beatrice.
Marriage & Wedding Quotes in Much Ado About Nothing
When Benedick finds Beatrice crying, he admits, 'I do love nothing in the world so well as you: In faith, hath not the world one man but he will wear his cap with suspicion?
Shall I never see a bachelor of three-score again? Go to, i' faith, an thou wilt needs thrust thy neck into a yoke, wear the print of it, and sigh away Sundays. First, he complains that evidently everyone is getting married and no one is deciding to remain single anymore.
Then, he compares marriage to a yoke around the neck, which suggests that marriage is an institution that steals freedom; that it's tantamount to slavery. You've probably heard the expression, 'the old ball and chain.
Finally, when he says 'sigh away Sundays', he's continuing on the former point by suggesting that marriage means giving up leisure time.
Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato
Beatrice on Marriage and Weddings Beatrice's take on marriage isn't much different than Benedick's, and she admits this to her cousin Hero. Beatrice compares wooing, marriage, and regret to three types of dance: The first suit is hot and hasty like a Scotch jig, and full as fantastical; the wedding, mannerly modest as a measure, full of state and anciently; and then comes repentance, and with his bad legs falls into the cinquepace faster and faster till he sink into his grave.
Secondly, Beatrice suggests that wooing might be exciting, and the wedding and marriage will go smoothly and according to tradition, but the regret will begin soon and will pick up in pace until death comes to the rescue.Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing - Official UK Trailer
Like Benedick's view of marriage, Beatrice's is quite bleak. Benedick and Beatrice Change their Minds Once it has been revealed that Hero was never untrue to Claudio, all are reunited, and the play ends just before a double wedding of Hero to Claudio and Beatrice to Benedick.