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Much Ado About Nothing
Act 1 establishes the play's setting
1. Powerful men of high status have been successful in battle and on return
from the wars are visiting Messina.
2. They are to be entertained by the State's Governor, Leonato.
3. Messina is shown as a patriarchal society, where a woman's role is to be
silent and passive.
Find quotations to illustrate the above.
Act 1 also establishes two potential romantic plots but the protagonists in each
pair contrast sharply with each other. Find examples which illustrate the
differences between the two pairs of potential lovers.
Act 1 introduces us to the key theme of deception. Find TWO examples: