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Though some of actions his can be considered ones of villainy Don John cannot be declared a thoroughly evil villain because he has a reason to be angry Borachio is the main villain because he does not react to an injustice like Don John Instead he acts out of pure greed causing pain and anguish for just to get money Because he was an illegitimate child Don John is slightly rejected by society Though he is of a royal bloodline he does not receive the same treatment as his brother Don Pedro In Act I Scene I Don Pedro arrives at Leonatos house with his two friends Claudio and Benedick and they are joyfully welcomed Also accompanying Don Pedro is Don John the Bastard Unlike all the others in his company the people of Messina do not rejoice at his arrival and do not offer him a warm welcome These moments are ones which cause Don John much grief and bitterness It is not his fault that his parents sinned and had him out of wedlock This is a factor than is completely out of his control and causes the people to unrightfully neglect him And because of this he hates the prince his brother and he hates Claudio because he is the princes friend and is determined to prevent Claudios marriage with Hero only for the malicious pleasure of making Claudio and the prince unhappy Gray And so because he is rejected by society Don John turns into a man consumed by bitterness and rage This bitterness and rage causes Don John to repel the cold attacks against him In doing this he contrives a plan to break up Hero and Claudio because he absolutely abhors Claudio He suggests to Claudio that Don Pedro is courting Hero for himself Claudio despite his knowledge of the wooing plan and his friendship with the prince takes what he sees for truth Chidester Later he makes Claudio
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