1.1 Leonato is a welcoming man who treats everyone with
respect and kindness. When soldiers came home from
fighting, he opened up his home to them. Leonato is also
proud of his daughter.
1.1.1 Leonato is the father of Hero and the uncle of
Beatrice. When speaking with the Messenger, he
seems to know each person he brings up in
conversation. Specifically, he is a friend of Don Pedro.
2.1 Hero is a gentle girl who doesn't have much character development in
the beginning. She interacts with the other characters, and she doesn't
go out of her way to be mean to anyone. Hero is described as "beautiful" and "lovely" by Claudio.
2.1.1 Hero is Beatrice's cousin and
Leonato's daughter. Although they
haven't spoken yet, she is the love
interest of Claudio.
3.1 Beatrice is a witty woman who enjoys using sarcasm frequently
when she speaks. Beatrice is extremely clever because she can think
of comebacks quickly. Beatrice is also very opinionated and she
knows what she likes and doesn't like.
3.1.1 Beatrice is Hero's cousin and
Leonato's niece. She dislikes
Benedick and argues with him all the
time. Beatrice enjoys Hero and being her cousin.
4.1 Claudio is a charming soldier. He claims to be in love with Hero, but he isn't rude
to others like Benedick. He requires help and assistance from Don Pedro to even attempt to talk
to Hero, the woman he is in love with.
4.1.1 Claudio loves Hero. He is under the
leadership of Don Pedro in the military.
Benedick is one of his fellow soldiers and
they are also friends.
5 Don Pedro
5.1 Don Pedro is a prince (of Arragon). Don Pedro seems to be older than some of the other
characters. He is very helpful and polite, he tells Claudio he
will get Hero to love him back.
5.1.1 Don Pedro is the leader of
Claudio and Benedick in the
military. He is a good friend to
both and to Leonato. Also, Don
John is his illegitimate brother
6.1 Benedick is a soldier from Padua. He cares little about others or their
feelings, and he is full of himself. Benedick loves to make fun of people
and he thinks life is a joke. Like Beatrice, he is quick-witted.
6.1.1 Benedick is in the
military under the
leadership of Don
Pedro. He is friends
7 Don John
7.1 Don John is the illegitimate brother of the Prince, Don Pedro. He doesn't say much
during the first scene of act 1, he says he' is, "not of many words." He seems like he can't
be trusted, but we do not find out much about him from the first scene.