Short Essay Questions
1. Why are fame and fortune said to be 'fleeting'?
2. Why does Congreve believe that 'natural fools' are blessed by fortune?
3. Is Congreve being facetious when he says the play's purpose is to entertain the audience and not instruct them about life?
4. In what way(s) is the play different from the usual farce audiences were accustomed to?
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