Much Ado About Nothing

Why did Claudio attack Hero and not the man who was her supposed lover? (hint, hint— remember that the “Ruffian” referred to by the prince was Borachio, one of their own company)

Act 4 Much Ado About Nothing

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I always felt that when presented as a "cuckold" the Shakespearean male goes after the woman. It is the woman with the fault, the "ruffian" was just following his loins; every man can understand that!