The Marriage of Figaro - Study Guide Act 2 Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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This scene is set in the Countess' bedchamber. The Countess and Suzanne come in. Suzanne explains what happened with the Count and Cherubin. The Countess speaks fondly of Cherubin, saying the Count is jealous because of his desire to control her rather than out of love for her. The Countess promises that Suzanne will still marry Figaro.

Figaro comes in and comments that the Count's plans are really nothing to be concerned about, saying that wanting to possess another man's wife is merely human nature. He then says it's also human nature for a man to defend his beloved, and he explains his plan to defend Suzanne. He says that he's arranged for a letter to be delivered to the Count hinting that the Countess is seeing another man. The Countess protests that she has her own reputation to think about, but Figaro explains that...

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