Don John's Motivations
Don John is the step brother of Don Pedro. Don John hates his brother and every one else because of how they treat him and name him the bastard brother. "I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace, and it better fits my blood to be". At this part he says he'd rather be a weed in a hedge than a rose in his brother’s garden. Don John only cares about him self so he sits back and tries to watch everything fall apart. Don John always asked why he has to live with glares and stares so he goes through life with no care toward others but him self. "There is no measure in the occasion that breeds; therefore the sadness is without limit".Don John doesn't follow what others has to really say,he has much pride in himself."And when I have heard it, what blessing brings it?"
Don John's Development
Don Joh is the brother of Don Pedro and wears a royal army suit. Don John and Don Pedro doesn't look alike the two brothers have the same father but different mothers.Don John doesn't like the way everyone looks at him and considers him a bastard son. "I wonder that thou, being, as thou says thou art, born under Saturn, goest about to apply a moral medicine to a mortifying mischief. I cannot hide what I am. I must be sad when I have cause and smile at no man’s jests, eat when I have stomach and wait for no man’s leisure, sleep when I am drowsy and tend on no man’s business, laugh when I am merry and claw no man in his humor".Don John says he Can't hide himself because he knows he is a bastard son. Most of the main characters such as Benidick states that Don John is a bastard and would do something to ruin the wedding."Two of them have the very bent of honor,And if their wisdoms be misled in this,The practice of it lives in John the Bastard,Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies". In this play it seems that everyone doesn't really trust Don John and they all see him as a villain.
Contribution to Plot & Theme
Don John in this play is probably a ludos lover because he just seems to be the type of guy who would likes games and fun. At the same time Don Jon is one of the reasons why hero and claudio's wedding was ruined. Don John had Borachio have sex with Margeret in hero's room in front of the porch and Don John would have his brother Don Pedro and Claudio come to see and be mistaken that they had saw Hero and some other guy doing it. If Don John Had not been in the play There wouldn't be a main problem and the story would end really fast and would not have any drama. Don John puts Disaster in the stories theme.