School for Scandal - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

Mr. Moses and Sir Oliver arrive at Charles Surface's house, but Charles's butler, Trip, forces them to wait. Then, while the men are waiting, Trip asks Moses for a loan. Since Trip's credit is no good, Mr. Moses refuses to give it to him without collateral, so Trip offers to provide Mr. Moses with some clothes from Charles's own wardrobe.

Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis

When Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses arrive, they find the butler very well dressed, but he asks Mr. Moses for a loan. This shows that Charles is, indeed, quite a spendthrift, since he gives his own butler plenty of money, yet the butler still wants more. This latter point shows that the butler is learning bad habits from his master and Charles must be quite a disaster if even his butler is begging for a loan and will give Mr. Moses stolen...

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