Don Pedro (character)
Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, is a fictional character from William Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing. In the play, Don Pedro visits his friend Leonato in Messina, Italy while coming back from war. He also helps bring together one of the play's major couples, Beatrice and Benedick.
|Much Ado About Nothing character|
|Created by||William Shakespeare|
|Date(s)||(the play is thought to have been written in 1598 or 1599)|
His illegitimate brother, Don John, is jealous of Don Pedro and plots to ruin Don Pedro's best friend Claudio's wedding. Don Pedro is considered a character that is the middleman in the story and seems to understand the events more than the other characters. However, Don Pedro also experiences some dramatic irony: For example, he does not know that it is Don John who ruins the wedding until his henchman, Borachio, admits it.