However, once she discovers Benedick loves him and is only tentative to tell her this, she openly accepts him as her life partner because she is too sensitive as well as sensible to choose otherwise.Benedick is a courageous lord, who visits Messina after wars. He is initially determined in the play that he will not get married just like Beatrice, in fact, this is a trait common between Benedick and Beatrice that both are determined not to get married unless they find the right partner for themselves. Benedick always indulges in lengthy, witty arguments with Beatrice. However, in his heart, he also tends to explore the personality of Beatrice by arguing with her. Even his friends notice that his arguments with Beatrice are meaningful and have a purpose behind them. Benedick openly accepts Beatrice as his right partner as he hears Don Pedro and Claudio’s discussion about Beatrice’s interest in him. By heart Benedick is a very kind person. He works with an intention to benefit others. Benedick has a very good sense of humor. He tells his friends that he is ready to go to the farthest point of world for a task, as ordinary as fetching a toothpick, in an attempt to part ways with Beatrice, but he is fed up of arguments with Beatrice (II.229-235 cited in SparkNotes).However, after reading the play, the reader remains skeptical of whether Benedick suddenly develops love for Beatrice or else, has remained in love with her for a long time and has never expressed it. This is because Benedick usually remains busy in working for the benefit of others. In his social activities, his personal concerns remain relatively undiscussed. Benedick certainly devotes himself wholeheartedly to. Much ado about nothing: Benedick and Beatrice.
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“Much Ado About Nothing: Analysis of Major Characters.” SparkNotes, LLC. 2010.
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