Much Ado about Nothing - Act 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act Three, the longest in Much Ado About Nothing, begins with the female version of the trick the men played on Benedick. Ursula and Hero walk within earshot of Beatrice, without talking to her, but speaking of Benedick's love for her. Upon hearing of this supposed adoration, Beatrice decides to change her mind about Benedick and to give him another chance.

Scene Two opens with Claudio's recount of Benedick's change of heart to Don Pedro. Don Pedro says that he will stay for the wedding, but no longer, and that he will not take Claudio back into battle with him. However, at this point, Don John comes in and spreads the rumor that he had conceived with Borachio. The rumor is that Hero is being unfaithful to Claudio. Neither Claudio nor Don Pedro believe him, but Don John tells them to come see that evening as Hero makes...

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