Shakespeare’s Open Questions: Benedick Left Out?

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In “Much Ado About Nothing,” Don John crafts a lie about Hero, the fiancee of Claudio. Claudio and Don Pedro (John’s brother) bear witness to the lie and believe it as truth until they are proven wrong. Benedick, however, narrowly misses out on being part of this whole villainous plan. Why, and what does it mean for his character?

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