Beatrice's gulling. eat it later.
Margaret lures Beatrice into the garden, and when Hero and Ursula catch sight of where she is hiding, … In this scene, Beatrice and Benedick meet at Leonato’s house.
Act 3 Scene 1 – Key Scene . In Leonato’s garden, Hero prepares to trick Beatrice into believing that Benedick loves her. From being nearly silent so far in the play, Hero reveals herself to be intelligent, fun-loving and witty. Beatrice and Benedick’s relationship is no exception. Beatrice has been making fun of Benedick before he even arrives and then they immediately fall into old habits of mocking and outdoing each other, using witty puns and put downs.
BENEDICK . BEATRICE. With the help of her two waiting women, Margaret and Ursula, she plans to hold a conversation and let Beatrice overhear it—just as Don Pedro, Leonato, and Claudio have done to trick Benedick in the previous scene. BENEDICK. it that says I love not you. In this scene, Hero tricks Beatrice into believing Benedick loves her by talking loudly with Ursula about Beatrice and her flaws.
But all joking aside, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with romantic relationships that are really complicated. I’ll swear by my sword …but Benedick takes it to mean “eat your sword.” sword that you love me, too, and I’ll make any man who says that I don’t love you eat it. I will swear by it that you love me, and I will make him eat. It is a short meeting but immediately we want to know more about them, why they feel this way about each other and what will happen next time they meet. Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice is Benedick's equal, matching his wordplay in the opening scenes with clever retorts and put-downs. Beatrice means “eat your words” (i.e., go back on your pledge to love me).