What are the similarities between Don John and Don Pedro?

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In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, has recently returned victorious from battle for the throne against his illegitimate half-brother, Don John.

Although Don Pedro and Don John appear to share nothing in common other than the same father, they do share three notable character flaws. Don Pedro and Don John are prideful, vengeful, and unrepentant.

Don John's pride has been dealt a devastating blow. His rebellion against Don Pedro failed, and his army was soundly defeated. Although the two brothers appear to be reconciled, Don John is resentful of the fact that he is kept close by Don Pedro, who rarely speaks to him, disrespects him, and clearly distrusts him.

Don John hopes to gain some measure of revenge against Don Pedro by...

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