31 Days, 31 Villains: #21, Don John

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This is another angry brother on the villains list – you saw him recently on my Worst Brothers list, here he is again! Oh Keanu Reeves…

The Villains so far:
#31 – Iachimo, Cymbeline
#30 – Saturninus, Titus Andronicus
#29 – Cloten, Cymbeline
#28, #27 – Chiron and Demetrius, Titus Andronicus
#26 – Caliban, The Tempest
#25 – Shylock, Merchant of Venice
#24 – Cassius, Julius Caesar
#23 – Proteus, Two Gentlemen of Verona
#22 – Duke Frederick, As You Like It

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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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