The Rover Discussion Questions

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Willmore must return to his ship after a brief holiday spent to satiating his physical desires, and Hellena hopes to "love and be beloved" before joining a nunnery. Despite their initial disinclination to seek permanent relationships, they marry. What bonds will hold their marriage together?

Faithfulness and inconstancy are persistent themes in The Rover, in love relationships, familial relationships, relationships among friends, and between servant and master. Trace this theme in one or more fictional or real-life relationships, and use this data to support your interpretation of the role of constancy in the play.

Willmore is a "rake hero" whose exploits conjure laughter in some characters and admiration from others. What is his ultimate impact on the audience? Is he to be admired or mocked? Why?

Angellica's portraits serve as advertisements to attract potential benefactors. The English travelers see the portraits and debate which is more...

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