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Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism - Act II Summary & Analysis

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Act II Summary

Scene I

Welldon and Lucy come to Mrs. Lackitt's house for lunch. Immediately the Widow Lackitt brings up the subject of marrying Welldon. Welldon puts her off by informing her that she vowed to Lucy's dying father that she would not marry until Lucy was married. Mrs. Lackitt has a quick solution to that problem - her son, Daniel. After a brief discussion, Welldon and Mrs. Lackitt agree to the marriage. Mrs. Lackitt, very smitten with Welldon, although understanding his wish to keep a promise, confesses she would break 20 promises for him.

Charlotte tells Lucy she has a husband for her while Mrs. Lackitt scurries off to fetch Daniel. Daniel is so shy he can barely look up. Mrs. Lackitt forces Daniel to kiss Lucy after which he is totally captivated but totally frightened at the prospect of marrying her and...

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