The Rover - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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This scene is set in Pedro's garden. Florinda comes to unlock the gate, carrying with her a case of jewels and ready for Belvile to take her away. Willmore comes in, very drunk, very angry at Belvile and Frederick for leaving him alone, and very eager to find a woman. He sees Florinda, and in spite of her protests and resistances, talks at length about how attractive she is, how honest he is, and that it doesn't matter that he doesn't know her name - he just wants to have her. He physically and verbally attempts to get her to have sex with him, becoming increasingly violent as she continues to resist. Just as Willmore is about to rape her, Belvile and Frederick appear and pull him off without recognizing him. Florinda sees Pedro coming and runs off, telling Belvile to come to her window...

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