Presentation on theme: "Much Ado About Nothing Test Prep. This powerpoint is designed to help you review for the upcoming test. Use your class assignments and notes to answer."— Presentation transcript:
How do Don Pedro and the others make Benedick and Beatrice fall in love? What do they do exactly?
They trick them into being in love. They have a conversation where they claim Beatrice/Benedick is madly in love with the other person. But, no one wants to tell them, because they think they are too proud and will only be rude to the one in love.
What is Borachio’s plan to stop the wedding of Hero and Claudio?
He will make Claudio believe Don Pedro is proposing to Hero, for himself, not Claudio.
Who appears at Hero’s window and why is she mistaken for Hero?
Hero’s servant, Margaret. She is mistaken for Hero because she looks like Hero and she is in Hero’s bedroom window.
Why does Don Pedro support Claudio’s public shaming of Hero?
Don Pedro arranged the marriage, so his honor is on the line.
Who supports Hero and offers a plan to help her?
Friar Francis believes Hero is innocent. He suggests they hide Hero and claim that she died upon hearing the slander against her. He thinks people will have sympathy for her. It also gives them time to clear her name.
Benedick supports Leonato’s family after Hero has been accused. 1- Why does he do this? 2-How does he show his support – [What does he say he will do?]
He supports the family because he loves Beatrice. He agrees to challenge Claudio to a duel, to show his support for Hero and her family.
What makes Claudio realize that he wrongly accused Hero?
Who states: “Why, he is the prince’s jester: a very dull fool; …his gift is in devising impossible slanders: none but libertines delight in him; …for he both pleases men and angers them, and then they laugh at him and beat him.”
“I have deceived even your very eyes:…how your brother incensed ne to slander the Lady Hero, …how you disgraced her, when you should marry her: my villany they have upon record: which I had rather seal with my death than repeat over to my shame. The lady is dead upon mine and my master’s false accusation…”
The Language [Refer to your vocabulary sheet for definitions. The following are examples of the literary techniques being used.]
Foil characters- Benedick-Claudio Beatrice-Hero Don Pedro-Don John
Malapropism- Dogberry constantly mixes up his words, creating the comic relief in the play. “Thou wilt be condemned into everlasting redemption [perdition] for this.”
Metaphor- Claudio-“Can the world buy such a jewel?” Benedick-“She speaks poniards.”
Onomatopoeia- The word sounds the way it is spelled. Buzz, smack, zoom, splash, spray, sprinkle, squirt, drip, drizzle
Oxymoron- “Not ‘til a hot January” “I will devise brave punishments”
Paradox- “What life is in that, to be the death of this marriage? (Don John)
Poetic Justice- Both Don John and Borachio are brought to justice at the end of the play. Borachio – “I had rather seal with my death than repeat over to my shame.” Benedick will “devise brave punishments” for Don John
Pun- At the memorial service, Don Pedro states, “the wolves have prey’d.” What does this pun refer to? Don Pedro and Claudio attacked Hero at the wedding, like wolves attacking their prey. Don Pedro and Claudio are wolves [having attacked Hero] and are now praying at her memorial service.
Pun [Example #2]- How is ‘nothing’ [noting] used as a pun in the title of the play, Much Ado About Nothing [noting]? 1-The plot revolves around an event that never actually happened, ‘nothing’. 2-Nothing [noting] also refers to romantic relationships. There are several romantic relationships in the play.
Raillery- Don Pedro, Claudio, and Leonato tease Benedick about being in love with Beatrice.
Simile- Benedick speaks of Beatrice… “I stood like a man at a mark, with a whole army shooting at me.” “If her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her.”
Soliloquy- Benedick is by himself in the orchard thinking about love and marriage. He speaks his thoughts aloud.