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Paradox in Much Ado About Nothing

Paradox Examples in Much Ado About Nothing:

Act IV - Scene I

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"I am gone, though I am here...."   (Act IV - Scene I)

Another paradox—Beatrice means that although she is physically present, she has mentally and spiritually left Benedick, implying that her love for him has also gone.

"die to live...."   (Act IV - Scene I)

An wonderful example of paradox, a statement that seems to lead to an illogical conclusion.  In literal terms, if Hero dies, she cannot live.  In metaphorical terms, she must die as a sinner in order to live as an honorable woman.  The Friar's plot, then, leads to Hero's resurrection, something the Friar would know a lot about.

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