The Rivals - Act 5, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 2 Summary

Jack Absolute waits on the South Parade for Faulkland, who is late. Jack puts his sword under his coat. He sees Sir Anthony approaching, covers his face with his coat, and attempts to hide from his father. He pretends to be a Mr. Saunderson but Sir Anthony is not fooled. Jack claims he was just playing a trick.

Sir Anthony wants to know where Jack is going. Jack lies that he is going to try to make up with Lydia. When Sir Anthony discovers that he is carrying a sword, Jack explains that he intends to appeal to Lydia's romantic ideals. If she refuses to forgive him, Jack will threaten to fall upon his sword and kill himself. This explanation seems good enough for Sir Anthony who lets Jack go on his way.

Just as Jack exits, David runs into the...

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