Much Ado about Nothing Act 1, Scene 3: "The same"
John the Bastard speaks of his sad disposition with his companion, Conrade. He admits that he hates all people and is a true villain. He wants to cause mischief and feels out of place in Messina with his brother, Don Pedro. Borachio, another companion of John the Bastard, enters to tell him that he overheard the news that Don Pedro plans to woo Hero for Claudio at the party that evening. John the Bastard is excited because he knows he can cause problems with this intended marriage. "This may prove food to my displeasure...If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way" Act 1, Scene 3, lines 67-70. Conrade and Borachio plan to assist John the Bastard in spoiling the joyous events that are to come in Messina.