Much Ado About Nothing

Act II, Scene I: What does Beatrice use describe the process of wooing, wedding, and repenting?


Asked by
Last updated by Athi L #752350
Answers 2
Add Yours

Beatrice describes the process by using various popular dances.

For hear me, Hero, wooing, wedding, and repenting is as a Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinquepace.

The first suit is hot and hasty like a Scotch jig, and full as fantastical;

the wedding, mannerly modest as a measure, full of state and ancientry;

and then comes repentance, and with his bad legs falls into the cinquepace faster and faster till he sink into his grave.


Much Ado About Nothing

Firstly, Beatrice says that marriage has three different stages:

1- wooing: She compares it to a scottish jig as it is whimsy .

2-wedding: The dance performed in front of kings. It is proper and decorous .

3-repenting: It is compared to cinquepace, a dance that gets high and high till people topple and fall.

Through this beatrice expresses her hate for marriage