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What are the similarities and differences between Benedick and Beatrice?These...

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nessajean | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 16, 2007 at 2:11 AM via web

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What are the similarities and differences between Benedick and Beatrice?

These characters are from the play Much Ado About Nothing.

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted November 16, 2007 at 11:27 AM (Answer #1)

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Beatrice and Benedick are probably more similar than they are different.  They are both stubborn and independent.  They are both willing to live single lives to avoid being hurt or wounded by the opposite sex.  They are both very clever - so much so that they delight in verbal warfare whenever they see one another (although it can, at times, lead to hurt feelings).  They are both very loyal to their friends and family.  And they both easily fall in love with the other when convinced that it is safe - that the other person already loves them!

Differences, really, are minimal, which is why they make such a perfect couple, as Don Pedro points out before teaching everyone else how to trick the two of them into falling in love!

Check the links below for more information about these great characters!  Good luck!

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dchbowen4life | Student , Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 2, 2007 at 11:25 PM (Answer #2)

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They are both wit-crackers.  A wit-cracker is someone who is really smart and full of there self, usually they think they are the best.

They are both really in love with each other but really do not like to admit it.

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