The Way of the World - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

This scene starts with Lady Wishfort sitting in her dressing room waiting for Foible to return. Her impatience is making her irritated, so she takes it out on her servant Peg. Lady Wishfort is applying makeup, and she asks Peg to bring her rouge. Peg misunderstands and asks if she wants a drink of cherry brandy. When Peg cannot produce the rouge, Lady Wishfort notes that she will have a drink after all.

Mrs. Marwood enters, and reports that she has seen Foible with Mirabell. Lady Wishfort has Mrs. Marwood hide and listen in while she questions Foible. Foible then enters and reports that Sir Rowland loves the picture of Lady Wishfort. When asked about Mirabell, Foible reassures her mistress that Mirabell had spoken to her and said that she was plotting against him. Foible notes that Mirabell insulted Lady Wishfort for being old, and...

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