Much ado about nothing friar francis

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Character profile for Friar Francis from Much Ado About Nothing (page 1)

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Much Ado about Nothing - Act 4 Scene 1 - Come Friar Francis

Much Ado About Nothing

Come, Friar Francis, be brief; only to the plain form of marriage, and you shall recount their particular duties afterwards. To be married to her: friar, you come to marry her. Friar Francis. Lady, you come hither to be married to this count. If either of you know any inward impediment why you should not be conjoined, charge you, on your souls, to utter it.

Leonato Governor of Messina, a city in Renaissance Italy. Most of the play takes place in and around Leonato's home and estate. He is father to Hero, uncle and guardian to Beatrice, and host to Don Pedro and his entourage. Friendly and unsophisticated, influenced by appearances and opinions of others, Leonato is a unifying figure, linking the play's plot lines to one another from first scene to last. Hero Daughter of Leonato and Claudio's intended wife-to-be. Quiet, traditional, obedient, and naive, she becomes the unwitting victim of Don John's plot to cause mischief for Don Pedro and Claudio.

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The people are all gathered in the church to witness the wedding between Hero and Claudio. Leonato tells Friar Francis to hurry up. Leonato ignore the answer by playing with words to give it a different meaning, but Claudio interjects when asked if anyone knows why they should not be married. He tells Leonato, "Give not this rotten orange to your friend" 4. Don Pedro also refuses to defend Hero's honor, telling Leonato that he watched with his own eyes as Hero embraced another man the night before. Claudio cries out, "O Hero! What a Hero hadst thou been" 4.

How now! Stand thee by: stand aside. Dian: Diana. Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon and chastity. Apparently the lions relieved their boredom with frequent copulation.


  1. Yvonne B. says:

    No Fear Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing: Act 4 Scene 1

  2. Isabelle D. L. V. says:

    Act IV, scenes i–ii

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