Love for Love Characters

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Angelica

Angelica is Valentine's beloved, a saucy, independent young woman possessed of "a considerable fortune." We first see Angelica in her uncle's house, asking her uncle for the loan of his carriage so that she can "gad about" town. During the play, we see her in no affectionate or loving exchanges with Valentine; rather, their scenes together reveal her wit and self-assuredness. She tests Valentine's love by pretending to desire his father, Sir Sampson, who assures her of his youthful vigor. Like a perfect coquette, she commits to no man, feigning indifference to all.

At the same time that she demonstrates her own wit, Angelica is suspicious of the motivations of witty men, telling Valentine that "She that marries a very Witty Man submits both to the Severity and insolent Conduct of her Husband. I should like a Man of Wit for a Lover, because I would have such...

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