Lady Sneerwell and Mrs. Candour are both huge gossips, but they have very different motives. Compare and contrast these two women.
At the beginning of Sheridan's play, the audience is advised that appearances can be misleading, and that it is always best to look beneath to find the true worth of a person. Write an essay discussing whether those two pieces of advice manifest themselves in the relationship between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle. Detail the players, the action, and the initial rapport between the Teazles, as well as the outcome. Explain whether and how the Teazles' relationship and the aforementioned advice can be or should not be deemed analogous. Support your position with text, dialogue, and paraphrase from the play.
What is the purpose of "A Portrait" and the Prologue?
In the prologue to the play, the statement is made that Sheridan is attempting an impossibility in...
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