An Ideal Husband - Study Guide Act 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Lady Chiltern returns, accompanied by several of her guests, who are saying their farewells. First to leave is Lady Markby, who talks about being too old to set a good moral standard. However, she cites how wonderful Lady Chiltern is for doing so. As she goes out on the arm of Lord Caversham, Mrs. Cheveley compliments Lady Chiltern on her charming home and husband, explaining that she wanted to interest him in the Argentine Canal plan. She says that he'll be speaking in support of it in the House of Commons the following day. Lady Chiltern says that she must be mistaken, saying he'd never support that project, but Mrs. Cheveley insists that he is. Sir Robert then returns, announcing that Mrs. Cheveley's carriage is ready to take her home. As he escorts her out, Lady Chiltern watches them go, troubled.

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