The Rivals - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

Faulkland waits for Julia in her dressing room. When Julia arrives, he apologizes that he may have appeared cold toward her when he saw her briefly with Sir Absolute. (This meeting took place outside the action of the play.) When Julia asks if he has not been feeling well, he confesses he has been distraught since learning how happy she had been while he was away. He begs her to say that she did not sing with mirth and that she thought of Faulkland as she danced. Julia says that her happiness shows her trust and security in Faulkland's love.

The longer the couple talks, the more doubts Faulkland raises. Every time Julia assures him of her love, he finds something to question. He asks Julia if she would love him if he were deformed or if her father had not...

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