Beatrice has different motivations throughout the story. Towards the beginning, Beatrice's actions and words were motivated by being her own person and stating her opinions. Benedick motivated her because of their feud and she always tried to come up with a better insult. Towards the end, she was motivated by other people's happiness and Benedick's love. Beatrice is kind to everyone, except Benedick, because she is trying to hide her feelings for him. She always secretly cared for him, but wanted to pretend like she didn't. For example, Beatrice gets excited when she finds out about Benedick's feelings for her, she says to herself, "And Benedick, love on; I will requite thee, taming my wild heart to thy loving hand."
In the beginning of the story, Beatrice is kind of stubborn and doesn't want to get married. She complains about all of the guys and finds the reason why she would never marry them. However, once she finds out that Benedick is "in love with her", she changes her perspective and becomes more happy. Other people thought her and Benedick would be good together, but she just didn't see it at first. In the beginning, Beatrice could care less about Benedick and was constantly fighting with him. In the end, they realized their feelings for each other and got married. For example, Benedick and Beatrice are arguing, "I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me."
Plot and Theme:
Beatrice and Benedick's relationship is unpredictable and their feelings change very quickly. They went from hating each other one moment to being in love and marrying each other the next moment. I think this is because they truly always loved each other but were just hiding it. They were both prideful and didn't want to admit their feelings to each other. This would be an example of manic love, because they do love each other and have romantic aspects to their relationship, but it was also unpredictable and their feelings were up and down.