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Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

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Last Updated February 6, 2023.

Borachio proposes a plan to Don John to stop the marriage between Claudio and Hero.

His plan is to have Hero’s servant, Margaret, stand at Hero’s window and pretend to be her while Borachio pretends to court her.

The next part of the plan is for Don John to tell Don Pedro that Hero is dishonorable and to prove it by bringing him to the staged scene. Don John assents to this plot.

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