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Benedick's Pride In Much Ado About Nothing

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The heart wants what it wants. Before this obvious, but quite metaphorical statement , became a well known saying, it isn’t always true as pride in the way of the authenticity of love. In William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, he shows a clear exposition of this. Love can only grow if an individual is able to set aside their pride and allow themselves to be both vulnerable and receptive to authentic feelings. Benedick depicts that although many people fall in love and enjoy it, he will not be vulnerable to give himself to the world of love.

Some individuals have a difficult time growing more towards love as it may seem that it is capable of attaining vulnerability in their lives. Benedick’ depicts this when he states “I will not be sworn, but love may transform me to an oyster, but I’ll take my oath on it, till he have made an oyster of me, he shall never make me a fool” (2.3. 23-26). Benedick mentions oysters as they are food correlation to love. He has seen love make a
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Her determination to tame her pride for Benedick is shown when she says “Taming my wild heart to thy loving hand. If thou dost love, my kindness shall incite thee to bind our loves up in a holy band. For others say thou dost deserve, and I believe it better than reporting” (3.1.117-122) The “tame my wild heart” depicts that if Benedick truly loves her, she will return that love by easing or casting away her pride and sharp-tongue for Benedick. In favor of Benedick, Beatrice will be kind to Benedick to the extent that her kindness will be shown through the act of marrying. Her remarks on Benedick now shows major character change in her perspective on love over pride. Beatrice’s assertions shows that her humble, intuitive acceptance of her faults of being too proudy and her willingness to change shows that once pride has been diminished from a person’s dictum, all obstacles to love are
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