Character Interpretation

Don John, a Villain?

Work Time

What do we mean when we say that someone is a villain? With a partner, discuss what you think the requirements of a being a villain are.

  • When you’re watching a movie or a TV show, for example, what character traits might make you suspect someone will turn out to be a villain?
  • In Much Ado About Nothing , is Don John a villain? Can there really be a villain in a comedy?
  • Be sure to use quotes from the play to support your ideas, and don’t forget to record the act, scene, and line numbers.

Open Notebook

When you’ve finished, discuss your thoughts with the class.