How Does Shakespeare Show the Different Moods and Feelings of Beatrice and Benedick in Act 2 Scene 1 and Act 4 Scene 1?

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How does Shakespeare show the different moods and feelings of Beatrice and Benedick in act 2 Scene 1 and Act 4 scene 1?

Shakespeare demonstrates Beatrice and Benedick's relationship as intricate and diverse so in this essay I'm going to delve into their relationship and different moods and emotions. The character of Beatrice is introduced as bright and having a Sharp-tongue in act two scene one. She is already shown sharp-witted and mocks Benedick’s uselessness as a soldier and friend. In this scene they compete to outdo each other in their ‘Merry war’ with clever jabs at each other. In this scene Shakespeare shows that they have many different emotions.

In Act two Scene one, Shakespeare expresses Beatrice’s disdainful opinion that Benedick ‘is the Prince’s Jester, a very dull fool’. By using the nouns ‘Jester’ and ‘fool’ this expresses that Beatrice does not think there is much to Benedick and that he is not very smart. The use of this language from Shakespeare presents Benedick in a negative way in the eyes of the audience. In addition, by using the adjective 'dull' Beatrice shows that she finds Benedick very boring and tedious.

Benedick is also shown as having some resentment towards Beatrice in Act two Scene one. He expresses that his ‘visor began to assume life to scold with her.’ This demonstrates that he believes an inanimate object would come to life just to tell her off. By using the verb ‘scold’ this shows that he is angry at her since ‘scold’ is a strong and powerful verb. He also feels the need to reprimand her but gets frustrated as he can not because she does not know that it is him so he implies that she was being so mean that anything would try to rebuke her.

In Act four Scene one Beatrice and Benedick’s relationship changes drastically, from Act two Scene one when they were constantly verbally abusing each other, to Act four Scene…...

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