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  • Against my will I am sent to bid you come in to dinner (2.3.242).
  • Fair Beatrice, I thank you for your pains (2.3.243).
  • Yea, just so much as you may take upon a knife's point and choke a daw withal. You have no stomach, signior: fare you well (2.3.248-250).
  • Ha! 'Against my will I am sent to bid you come in to dinner;' there's a double meaning in that 'I took no more pains for those thanks than you took pains to thank me.' that's as much as to say, Any pains that I take for you is as easy as thanks. If I do not take pity of her, I am a villain; if I do not love her, I am a Jew. I will go get her picture (2.3.252-258).
  • After the scene where Benedick listens in on a conversation regarding Beatrice's love for him, those conversing call upon Beatrice to invite Benedick to dinner. Shown above is her asking Benedick, and him thanking her for her "struggles." However, she is not, in fact, aware he has known of her arrival.
  • Since Beatrice plays a role in which she pretends to dislike Benedick, she begins to state her distaste in delivering her message. She states specifically that she enjoys it as much as choking a daw (a bird). Once she finally gets her morbid statement out, Beatrice leaves.
  • Now, at this point, Benedick has convinced himself that Beatrice's hate in delivering her message was fraud and has a supposed "double meaning." This is in fact right, however, since it has been evident to the reader all along that her disliking of Benedick is in actuality fake.
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