do claudio and hero have true love ? do beatrice and benedick
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I think he is suggesting that love needs to be real and not mandated. Love needs to exist beyond rumour and innuendo. Certainly men like Claudio suffered from what my old English. Professor called a "Madonna/ whore" complex. Hero was either virginal and pure or the opposite. Shakespeare sought some middle ground between the sexes in a decidedly patriarchal world.