The Rover - Act 4, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 1 Summary

Alone in the dark, Belvile complains in soliloquy that destiny seems to be working against him, saying the torture he finds himself in at the moment is nothing compared to the torture he would feel if he lost Florinda.

Antonio comes in, his arm in a bandage and carrying a sword. He asks what he did to provoke Belvile to attack him. Belvile says he's innocent, but Antonio says he not only attacked him the night before but also earlier in the day, at the same place, referring to Wellmore's attack in the second duel Antonio (fought in Act 2 Scene 1). Belvile admits that he fought in defense of a friend, and also admits his belief that Antonio is too much of a gentleman to kill without giving him a chance to defend himself. Antonio hands him the sword he brought in, tells him he's the...

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