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

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Act IV Summary

Scene I

Welldon has "married" Mrs. Lackitt but has recruited Jack Stanmore to bed her in the dark of night. Mrs. Lackitt and Welldon discuss their marriage. Lackitt could not be happier and more satisfied—she is deeply in love with her "husband" and he satisfies her. In her gratitude, she gives him some money and jewels. Daniel comes in the room followed by Lucy. Daniel is annoyed that Lucy follows him everywhere. Daniel tells his mother that he no longer loves Lucy.

Lucy becomes enraged and calls him a series of nasty names. Mrs. Lackitt admonishes her for calling Daniel names. Daniel responds that Lucy can call him "hermaphrodite" because he does not know if she is a boy or girl. Mrs. Lackitt becomes angry with her son and beats him. Lucy and Charlotte have a private discussion. Lucy...

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