The Way of the World - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

This scene starts in Lady Wishfort's closet, where Mrs. Marwood has been listening. She has now heard everything about Mirabell's plan, and is angry with her "friend" Mrs. Fainall. She is also unhappy with the idea that Mirabell cannot stand her. She promises not to chase him anymore, and adds that she will ruin his plans.

Lady Wishfort then enters and apologizes for leaving her in there for so long. Mrs. Marwood replies that she has been entertained by what she has overheard. Mrs. Marwood tells Lady Wishfort that she thinks Sir Wilfull would make an excellent husband for Millamant, and Lady Wishfort agrees. Foible comes in to tell them the Witwoud and Petulant have arrived, and Lady Wishfort asks Mrs. Marwood to keep the men company until she is dressed and ready for dinner.

Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis

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