Character Interpretation

Don John Analysis

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What do you think is wrong with Don John? Take a look at two excerpts from the two scenes that show the true feelings of Don John, from 1.3 and 2.2.

As you watch, consider these questions.

  • Why is Don John so set upon wrecking everyone else’s lives?
  • How might his background have contributed to who he is and what he does?
  • Why is he so unhappy?
  • Why is he so willing to ruin Claudio’s life?
  • Once you’ve watched these film clips, write down your thoughts.

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