The Way of the World - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 2 takes place in the same chocolate house, with Mirabell, Fainall and Betty the waitress. Mirabell tells Fainall that he is planning something, but is not ready to reveal his deception. He then criticizes Fainall for letting his wife be a part of the "cabal" that shunned him the previous night.

The two begin discussing Millamant's character, and Mirabell notes that she is a bit foolish for spending time with the fools in the cabal. When Fainall says that he is to critical of her, Mirabell replies that he has studied all of her faults and decided that he loves her anyway. He adds that her faults have become as familiar to him as his own have, and that now that he has memorized them he finds that they suit her very well.

Next, a messenger enters looking for Witwoud. The messenger tells...

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