In the Shakespeare's comedy Much ado about nothing, Claudio loves Hero and he will marry her. However, Don John, the "bastard prince", plots to prevent the wedding, and wreak misery on Claudio. He informs Claudio that Hero is unfaithful, and arranges for them to see John's associate Borachio enter her bedchamber where he has an amorous liaison (actually with Margaret, Hero's chambermaid). Claudio is taken in, and he vows to humiliate Hero publicly. At the wedding the next day, Claudio denounces Hero before the stunned guests and storms off. Hero faints.