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            I have picked a long speech that was made by Benedick about Claudio. It's located in the Act II Scene III. Benedick started by saying "I do much wonder that one man, seeing how much another man is a fool when he dedicates his behavior to love, will, after he hath laughed at such shallow follies in others, become the argument of his own scorn by falling in love: and such a man is Claudio. Meaning that he can't believe that Claudio who was great warrior has been turned towards softer side; love. Benedick's another line was "I have known he would have walked ten miles a-foot to see a good armour; and now will he lie ten nights awake, carving the fashion of a new doublet. Benedick is saying that he knows how Claudio would walk for ten miles to have good armoury, and now he has decided to be a family man. And close to the end Benedick says "Rich she shall be, that's certain; wise, or I"ll none; virtuous, or I"ll never cheapen her; fair, or I"ll never look on her; mild, or come not near me; noble, or not I for an angel; of good discourse, an excellent musician, and her hair shall be of what colour it please God. I think he is saying how he will never fall in love like Claudio did. I believe that the speech Benedick made is important in development of plot/character clearly states that he will never fall in love and that he is making fun of Claudio for doing so. This also adds to the irony that he is so easily tricked by Claudio and Don Pedro into loving Beatrice.

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