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It doesn't appear to be symbolic at all; a dog barking at a crow is merely an annoying sound that she would rather listen to. Crows are notorious for teasing other animals. I mean... look at this! In the above linked video, the crow is hanging around behind a dog, who's tied up, and repeatedly going and pecking the dog with it's beak and dashing away. It ...


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First off, if you are going to quote, quote accurately: Hath no mans dagger here a point for me? (F1) F1’s question mark at the end of this line seems to make better sense than Q1’s period, though that period may be validly suggestive regarding manner of oral delivery. Adding an apostrophe to make it “man’s” is a routine ...


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One should read this quote with the preceding lines in mind, for example, when Beatrice says to Benedick: I wonder that you will still be talking, Signior Benedick: nobody marks you. and Courtesy itself must convert to disdain, if you come in her presence. Beatrice expresses disdain for Benedick, and the words I had rather hear my dog bark ...


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There is no direct, obvious reference to Dante's Inferno in Much Ado About Nothing. However, there is a tangential link between the two works in their character and plot: both can be conceived as love stories driven by a female character called Beatrice. Beatrice in the Inferno is based on Beatrice Portinari. Dante met her at around the age of nine and ...


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Dogberry is not as intelligent as he likes to think he is Shakespeare used malapropisms many times in his plays to show an uneducated character who is using vocabulary that they don't entirely understand. Hostess Quickly, an associate of Falstaff, was another major offender, as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet as per the paper, Shakespeare's Use of ...


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The Folger edition identifies the Watchman lines with various characters, including First and Second Watch, and George Seacoal (whose name is mentioned but not listed in the dramatis personae). It's an editorial decision based on their analysis of the style and subject of each line. The lines are identified just as "Watch" in the First Folio. I'd say it's ...


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