| Quote #1
Claudio isn’t just praised for being a great soldier, it’s of particular importance that one so young has proven himself on the battlefield. This qualification will be important throughout the play. Though Claudio will have adult feelings (especially about love), he’s still young. While he has experience in battle, he has no such experience yet with love, which sheds light on his immature behavior towards Hero.
| Quote #2
Don Pedro’s been around the block, and he’s mature enough to realize that even the savage bull can be tamed. He knows men can change their minds, which is, interestingly, exactly the conclusion Benedick comes to in the very end of the play, after he’s had some time to mature himself.
| Quote #3
Even Claudio recognizes that seeming to fall in love quickly is a mark of immaturity.