School for Scandal - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Lady Teazle meets Joseph Surface at his house in order to consummate their affair and make plans for the future. Lady Teazle is, of course, angry at her husband for his unwillingness to give her money. She wishes that he would finally allow Maria to marry Charles, if for no other reason than that it would mean that Sir Peter would stop complaining about it. However, Joseph plays the part of the concerned man and pretends that his worries about Maria and Charles are simply worries about her own well-being.

Lady Teazle and Joseph are interrupted when Sir Peter arrives to meet with Joseph. Unfortunately for Lady Teazle, she is trapped, since she does not want her husband to know that she is visiting with Joseph. Joseph hides her behind a screen so that Sir Peter will be none the wiser.

Sir Peter comes into...

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