Love for Love - Act 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4 Summary

This act begins in Valentine's home, where Scandal and Jeremy are testing Valentine to prepare him to act mad when his father arrives for the signing of the legal papers. When Angelica arrives, Jeremy informs her that Valentine has taken leave of his senses, but Angelica catches on to the trick very quickly and fakes tremendous concern for Valentine.

Sir Sampson arrives with a lawyer, Buckram, so that the legal papers can be signed and Valentine lose all rights to any inheritance. Sir Sampson is irate to hear that Valentine has gone mad, especially when Buckram informs him that Valentine's state of mind would invalidate anything he may sign. Valentine is quite aware of this and plays the part of a madman for full effect until Buckram is convinced to leave. Sampson seems concerned for Valentine, who continues the charade until finally the older man leaves in...

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