Describe the relationship of Hero and Claudio.
A reader could describe the relationship between Hero and Claudio as idealistic instead of realistic. A previous answer mentioned that it was love at first sight between the two characters. I have no problem supporting that concept. We are told that Claudio looks “upon her with a soldier’s eye / That liked, but had a rougher task in hand.” Those feelings develop into love while Claudio is away, and it seems that Hero reciprocates his feelings....
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Hero and Claudio are an example of love at first sight. They are set to marry when Claudio asks, but Don John causes a significant bump in their relationship, as he sets up Hero as having cheated on Claudio with her sleeping with another man (when it was actually Margaret). However, as a comedy, Shakespeare sets them both back together as a perfect couple as Dogberry, Verges and Seacole proves Hero's innocence. As epollock said, their marriage is heavily contrasted to Benedick and Beatrice's relationship and marriage.