I have analyzed a quote from the play Much Ado About Nothing with the question, "How is reputation shown in the play?"
Leonato is a king and does not want his reputation to be ruined due to the awful acts of Hero. This is shown through the quote, "here point a dagger into me". Shakespeare uses "dagger" to show how he wanted to kill himself when his reputation was ruined. This is because if a king had a bad reputation people would hate him and no one would follow him. The audience understands how reputation was important to Leonato as a king.
Can someone please give me feedback on this analysis? Thank you.