In Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice and Benedick are “tricked” into falling in love. How does it happen, and why is it so easy?

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It's easy because Beatrice and Benedick have a history; they're also very similar in their personalities and behaviors.

At the beginning of the play, Leonato says of Beatrice:

There is a
kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick and her:
they never meet but there's a skirmish of wit
between them.

They are each already occupying the other's thoughts. They have a past that involves each other and are familiar enough with each other to have what seems like a friendly feud between them. Every time they're around each other, they have arguments that make up the "merry war" to which Leonato...

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