What do you get to know about Beatrice from Act 1, Scene 1?

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In Act 1, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, we learn a few things about Beatrice: she has an adversarial relationship with Benedick, she is clever and witty, she doesn't fully accept Elizabethan gender roles, and she is quite beautiful.

Beatrice's very first line is as follows:

I pray you, is Signor Montanto returned from the wars or
A Montanto is an upward thrust in fencing—an unnecessarily flashy move that a real soldier wouldn't use. The reference displays her...

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