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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Beatrice and Benedick's Relationship Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5 Benedick and Beatrice spar using wordplay. It is obvious at this point in the play that they both dislike each other and enjoy their conversations."Benedick: 'God keep your ladyship still in that mind, so some gentleman or another shall 'scape a predestinate scratched face.'Beatrice: 'Scratching could not make it worse 'twere such as face as yours was.'" (1.1.121-135) Benedick is quite angry with Beatrice after she scorns him with cutting insults. This is the point in the drama when these two dislike each other the most. "Benedick: 'I will fetch you a toothpicker from the furthest inch of Asia, bring you the length of Prester John's foot... rather than hold three words conference with that harpy.' (2.1.262-266)At the end of this act, Benedick is tricked into believing Beatrice loves him. He begins to contemplate marriage with her, rethinking his earlier beliefs."Benedick: 'When I said I should die a bachelor, I did not think I should live until I were married. Here comes Beatrice. By this day, she's a fair lady. I do spy some marks of love in her.'" (2.3.245-248) Beatrice is tricked in the same way as Benedick. She also begins to think about marriage. "Beatrice: 'Benedick, love on; I will requite thee, taming my wild heart to thy loving hand. If thou dost love, my kindness shall incite thee to bind our loves up in a holy band.'" (3.2.117-120) Benedick and Beatrice admit their mutual love to each other for the first time. "Benedick: 'And do it with all thy heart.'Beatrice: 'I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.'" (4.1.299-301) Much Ado About Nothing Timeline Benedick and Beatrice are married. Even during their wedding, they still poke fun at each other."Benedick: 'Do you not love me?'Beatrice: 'Why no, no more than reason.'" (5.4.76-77)
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