R.U.R. Characters

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Mr. Alquist

Alquist is an architect and the Head of the Works Department at R.U.R. He is older and a traditionalist. He reveals in Act II that he prays that the manufacture of robots will cease and that the world will return to the way it once was. Alquist sees the manufacture of robots as a profitable venture that is evil at its core. He escapes death because Radius pronounces a sentence that Alquist should finish out his life as a laborer, a slave for the robots. In the Epilogue, Alquist tries unsuccessfully to recreate the formula to create more robots. At the play's conclusion, he finds that there are two robots who have become humans and Alquist sends them out to repopulate the earth.

Consul Busman

As the General Business Manager at R.U.R., Busman is concerned with the bottom line. When Miss Glory asks...

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