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Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

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Act 4, Scene 2 Summary

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Last Updated February 6, 2023.

With the sexton’s help, Dogberry interrogates Borachio and Conrade at the jail. He accuses Borachio of fraudulent wrong-doing, but Borachio refuses to accept the charge.

The watch share that they witnessed Borachio’s confession regarding the payment he received from Don John for his participation in the plot to defame Hero.

The sexton adds that Hero has died due to grief and that Don John fled after Hero’s accusation. He then orders Dogberry to bind the two accused men and take them to Leonato, with whom he plans to share the results of the interrogation.

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