Mythological Allusion: Payton Laube and Noel Pittman

Ate- Goddess of mischief and delusion ans she led men down the path to ruin. She is reckless and a temptress. Daughter of Zeus and Eris the goddess of chaos. Her sister Litai followed her around and cleaned up her messes.

Allusion- A figure of speech where by the author refers to a  subject matter such as, a place, event, or literary work by way of passing reference. It is up to the reader to make a connection to the subject being mentioned.

MAAN: Benedick compares Beatrice to Ate while talking to Don Pedro. " You shall find her the infernal Ate in good apparel."

Shakespeare chose to choose Ate to compare to Beatrice in his story because both are wicked to men.

The stories about Ate relate to MAAD with how Don John likes to deceive people just like Ate does to men.


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