Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* Act I Scene I

* Lucy and Welldon are sisters who have traveled from London to Surinam on a husband hunt.

* All the young men in London have forgotten them and consider them to be too old.

* Welldon is actually disguised as a man so as to make a proper claim to property so that the two sisters will eventually have a good dowry.

* Widow Lackitt enters.

* The widow and Welldon are to enter into a business deal so Lucy exits to give the two room for discussion.

* The widow is not shy in her hints of interest towards Welldon and Welldon does not discourage her.

* Stanmore enters, taunting Widow Lackitt about her waning widowhood and recognizes that Welldon will soon have a line of women after him.

* The widow exits.

* Stanmore offers to help Welldon so that he will not be cheated by the widow.

* Welldon states...

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