Is he joking when he proposes to Beatrice, or is he sincere? By comically exaggerating the range and effects of human folly, the Dogberry subplot focuses our attention on the subtler, more realistic examples of flawed communication throughout the play.
As Blake noted, the world is full of opposites. Stand I condemned for pride and scorn so much? They rejoice in this knowledge. When these Knowing both good and bad, love leads to trust. Contempt, farewell; and maiden pride adieu; No glory lives behind the back of such.
She is shocked by this news at the fact that Benedick had hidden feelings for her. The two couples are Benedick and Beatrice, an unpredicted match as they appear to be quite the opposite and are forever arguing in their poetic banter.
He decided to ruin all good before relationships. These women have strong characters that endear them to readers.
Since — as has been shown earlier in the essay — the essence of what these characters are all about is exactly the sharp criticism of these norms, their marriage clearly must be seen as a punishment for the two sworn misogamists.