Don John Act 3 Scene 1 Analysis

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How Does Shakespeare make the passage with Don John so Dramatic? (Act3 Scene2) In the Act 3 Scene 2 of the book “Much Ado About Nothing” Don John is planning to ruin the marriage of Claudio and Hero, (daughter of Leonato) in order to get revenge to his brother Don Pedro. This scene shows a conversation between Don Pedro and Claudio listening to Don John who is trying to convince them with a lie that Claudio should not marry Hero because she is impure and if he marries her it will be a disgrace to Claudio. He makes this conversation very dramatic by making Don John in the story a very persuasive speaker. Don John starts his conversation with Don Pedro and Claudio very politely “My lord and brother, God save you,” it is possible that Don John is trying to obtain trust from the two by being loyal to them. This is…show more content…
While giving hints of Hero, Don John also speaks about his prove and his evidence and that he will show them, if they believe in him and follows him that night before the wedding. He then suggests to Claudio “But it would be better fit your honour to change your mind,” Don John is telling Claudio that it is a disgrace to marry such a wicked woman for such a great man, as if Don John was the good one, which pulls in Claudio’s curiosity about the reason why he should not be marrying her, shows a dramatic irony that Don John is only trying to ruin their marriage. At this point, we can clearly see that Don John is giving away information little by little and being so polite, so that he can get attention from the two, in order to keep them curious and for them to believe what he is saying. All these evil acts are mostly done because he envies his brother Don Pedro, out of anger and unhappiness, for attention, and so that he can feel more superior to his brother because he has more information than his
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