An Ideal Husband - Act 2, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Part 2 Summary

Lady Chiltern tells Goring that she's glad he came by. He guesses that she wants to talk about Mrs. Cheveley, and she tells him he's right. She tells him how she convinced Sir Robert to write Mrs. Cheveley and withdraw his promise to speak in favor of the Argentine Scheme in the House of Commons. She says that Sir Robert is not like other men and must continue to be above reproach. When Goring is silent, she asks whether he agrees and urges him to speak with her frankly. He begins by speaking about real life, which Lady Chiltern teasingly says he has no real experience of. He tells her he has observed a great deal. He talks about how there's always something a little unscrupulous about ambition and success, and tactfully suggests Lady Chiltern is perhaps a little judgmental in her views. He tells...

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