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Engl3700: Restoration and 18th-Century literature, February 26.docx

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University of Lethbridge
ENGL 3700
Heather Ladd

February 26 – English Disruption of hierarchies makes comedy City Country Place of vice, place of fashion Place of virtue The women in the city that teach Margery When Pinchwife goes out to the country he’s about corruption and deception. looking for a pure, obedient, ignorant girl, Alethea, Pinchwife’s sister, goes to the uncorrupted. The girl (Margery) he finds wants to be corrupted and she changes. theater and socializes. Has the liberties that Others help to corrupt her but she is mostly Margery is not allowed. She is not corrupted self-taught. Learns how to deceive. Honest by the city. about her feelings. She thinks that her lust is Destabilized because at the exchange she is love for Horner. Pinchwife locks up Margery dressed as a man (Breeches roles) and and she wants to experience it. (Suggests that humanity wants what they cannot have) gender roles. Humor is in the torment of Pinchwife, he wouldn’t want to reveal her Eventually she becomes a deceiver and identity by pulling her away from Horner as sacrifices the reputation of Alethea for her he kisses her. own honor. Innocence Experience Virtue Reputation Horner presents dishonorable love in an honorable way. Love Lust Harcourt presents love but in a dishonorable Horner talks about love as an appetite, way. shouldn’t bother with tradition (love is lust) Most likely representation of love is Harcourt and Alethea, French English Male: Female Horner mocks the man,
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