Much Ado About Nothing

Is Hero and Claudio the main plot or is Beatrice and Benedick the main plot?

Which is the main plot and which is the sub-plot?

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The main plot of Much Ado revolves around obstacles to the union of two young lovers (Claudio and Hero), the plays sub-plot, the "merry war" of the sexes between Beatrice and Benedick. Benedict thinks he hates Beatrice but really loves her and Beatrice who thinks she hates Benedick but really loves him!


The main plot does revolve around the obstacles to the union of young Hero and Claudio. The plot unravels around their union. However, the witty banter between Beatrice and Benedick is the highlight of the play.