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

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Act 3, Scene 3 Summary

The scene shifts to another room in Lady Wishfort's house. Millamant tells Marwood and her maid, Mincing, that Petulant has made her angry by constantly contradicting everything anybody else says and that she thought that Witwoud and Petulant might have a fight. Mrs. Marwood tells Millamant that Petulant would leave her alone if she just admitted her love for Mirabell. She adds that their "secret" romance is now the talk of the town, and that this secrecy will be their undoing. Millamant sends Mincing away to bring Witwoud and Petulant. Millamant tells her that she knows Mirabell loves her, and that she wishes he would be more forward in presenting his intentions.

Millamant makes some remarks about Mrs. Marwood's age, and then decides to sing a song. Mincing comes back and says the men are coming. Millamant's song makes fun of the "...

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