Much ado about nothing act 2 questions
The Much Ado About Nothing, Act II quiz: 10 questions by Judine Brey
Much Ado About Nothing: Act II
Benedick enters Leonato's orchard alone ranting about the horrors of marriage. Again, he self proclaims that no woman has all virtues of importance, beauty, intelligence, humor, virtue, and wealth in one package. He sees Don Pedro, Claudio, Balthazar, and Leonato enter the orchard and hides so they won't see him.
Much Ado About Nothing Summary and Analysis of Act 2
Act Two opens immediately before the masked ball, as Hero and Beatrice discuss the perfect man in front of Leonato. Beatrice has not been happy with what she's seen of men, and she proclaims that she will never marry. During the ball itself, she ends up dancing with Benedick. At first, she seems to suspect that her dance partner is he, but then she appears to believe his protests that he is not. She then goes on to berate Benedick and his sense of humor as well as his self-conception to her partner - who is, of course, Benedick! She is wooed by his language.
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I never can see him but I am heartburned an hour after. BEATRICE With a good leg and a good foot, uncle, and money enough in his purse, such a man would win 15 any woman in the world if he could get her goodwill. Lord, I could not endure a husband with a beard on his face. I had rather lie in 30 the woolen! Dress him in my apparel and make him my waiting gentlewoman? Therefore I will even take sixpence in earnest of the bearherd, and lead 40 his apes into hell. She's got a roving eye.
The celebration and dance scene includes several short encounters among many of the characters. Most participants are masked, adding to the confusion. Beatrice uses the occasion as another opportunity to berate Benedick. Leonato and Antonio warn her she is heading for spinsterhood if she continues her attitudes about Benedick in particular and about men and marriage in general. As usual, Hero says very little.