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Dramatically the two scenes in which the friends of Beatrice and Benedick deceive them into believing that the love of the other is whole-heartedly directed towards them is very appealing and on of the reasons for this is the dramatic effects Shakespeare delves into the deeper and more continuous themes of the play in this scene both through the language and the visual actions and one of the themes explored is the emerging of true emotions from behind a mask When Don Pedro Leonato and Claudio enter Benedick mocks the Prince and Monsieur Love and hides in the arbour As well as Benedicks outward demonstration of the cynicism he has towards affectionate emotions being humorous for the audience it also implies a deeper impact that the developing relationship of Claudio and Hero is having on him The audience has learnt from Act 1 Scene 1 his seemingly obvious distaste for love as Benedick proudly states that he would look pale with anger with sickness or with hunger not with love This demonstrates that he considers it dull and inhibiting and further that it makes a man a domestic creature leaving him only to sigh away Sundays Yet in the same scene when Claudio tentatively requests Benedicks opinion of Hero he replies Do you question me as an honest man or would you have me speak after my custom as being a professed tyrant to their sex Benedick utters this with a dismissive tone and yet it implies that inwardly he struggles with the persona that initially he willingly created for himself yet now is assumed by others There is a slight vulnerability suggested through the way Benedick hints at a subconscious desire to experience love despite his tendency to scorn it and Shakespeare uses this to allow his friends to manipulate and play upon his emotions Don Pedro initiates the comical deception asking whether the others have noticed where Benedick hath
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