She Stoops to Conquer - Act 3, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Part 1 Summary

Mr. Hardcastle appears alone. In a brief soliloquy, he complains again about Marlow's rudeness and wonders how Kate will react to Marlow. Kate then appears, dressed more plainly as her father asked her to do in Act 1, Scene 1. They talk about how they each found Marlow exceptional, but soon discover they mean exceptional in two different ways - Mr. Hardcastle is referring to his rudeness while Kate is referring to his shyness. They agree, however, that Kate should reject him but only if they discover he is unable to change. Mr. Hardcastle says he is doubtful that change is possible, and that he is seldom wrong when it comes to judgment based upon first appearances. Kate firmly suggests that Mr. Hardcastle trust her judgment. Mr. Hardcastle agrees, and they go out.

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