The Savage Bull Quotes in Much Ado About Nothing
The Much Ado About Nothing quotes below all refer to the symbol of The Savage Bull. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Simon & Schuster edition of Much Ado About Nothing published in 1995.).
Act 1, Scene 1 Quotes
“Well, as time shall try: ‘In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.’”
Act 5, Scene 4 Quotes
“…get thee a wife, get thee a wife: there is no staff more reverent than one tipped with horn.”
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The Savage Bull Symbol Timeline in Much Ado About Nothing
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Savage Bull appears in Much Ado About Nothing. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 1
...Benedick will someday fall in love himself, quoting the proverb that “In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.” (1.1.260-261) Benedick wittily denies it, promising that if he ever gets... (full context)
Act 5, Scene 4
...nervous, teases him about becoming a married man, but promises that he shall have gold-tipped horns like Jove (Zeus). As Claudio prepares to marry the masked woman, presented to him as... (full context)