School for Scandal

How does Richard Brinsley Sheridan use imagery in School for Scandal?

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Physical appearance, which can demonstrate youth, fashion sense, and wealth, was quite important to 18th-century social status, especially for women. In writing a comedy of manners focused on upper class people in 18th-century England, Sheridan often focuses dialogue on descriptions of others' physical appearance, including figurative language that makes the descriptions even more vivid.