Benedick

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Topics: Marriage, Love
Benedick also cares what Beatrice thinks of him because he pretends to be someone else in order to hear what she has to say
Benedick is a smart, witty, good-looking guy. He always has a response to everyone's comments and likes to finish off the conversation with the last word. Benedick is the sort of person who believes that marriage leads to the trapping of men. Therefore, he never wants to get married and does not know how marriage can be a good thing in anybody's case.

he calls him "Signor Mountanto", suggesting that he is proud and arrogant, and he calls her "Lady Disdain", suggesting that she is contemptuous and scornful.

Point Evidence
Benedick is clever He can twist people's words around very easily
He is a strong character He talks openly and mocks other people
He says he will not marry He tells his friends to 'hang me in a bottle like a cat, and shoot at me' if he ever marries
Benedick insults Beatrice He compares her to 'a parrot-teacher' (talking a lot of nonsense)
Benedick is independent He sides with Beatrice against his friends
Benedick can be tricked He believes Beatrice loves him almost instantly
Benedick changes in the play He wants to marry at the end and tells everyone 'man is a giddy thing'There are a number of other characters you might want to look at. The following section gives a brief outline of their characteristics and relationships.

Arrogant, brash, rude, cocky and one of the boys on the outside. But deep down he is a very loving soul, loyal and loving... and obviously deeply in love with Beatrice....

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