School for Scandal - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Candour, Sneerwell, Backbite, and Crabtree are all at Sir Peter's house, discussing the events that so recently transpired at Joseph Surface's house. However, their information is all wrong, since some of them think that it was actually Charles and not Joseph who was caught with Lady Teazle. Furthermore, they seem to think that Sir Peter was wounded in a duel with either swords or pistols and is at death's door. Thus, when Sir Oliver enters, everyone seems to think that he is a physician who is there to treat Sir Peter's wounds.

However, the whole affair is cleared up when Sir Peter walks in, quite healthy and hearty, and he explains that it was Joseph who had designs on his wife. Then, sick to death of all their talking and gossiping, he orders them to leave.

Once Sneerwell and her companions are finally gone, Sir...

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