March 5, 2014 – English
Conversation between both women, happening during the Carnival time, wearing masks to
Angelica wants to take advantage of the Carnival time, supposed to be locked up but escapes
to be with Wilmore. (name means that he cannot be contained)
Women who are in the street (male space), they are seen as prostitutes.
Angelica is a darker character (near tragic), higher order of prostitute, cast off mistress. (name
suggests innocence) She isn’t depicted as a sinner (prostitution isn’t immoral), she is a
pragmatist. Chooses money over love (ration choice). Speech when she announces that she is
immune to love, love is a weakness, gold is more stable and reliable, irrational love and
jealousy. (Act 2, Scene 1) Men are as debased as her. The poster is advertising herself,
objectifying herself (her power), determining her value (1000 crowns/month). Advertising herself
with a song from the balcony (edge of private and public), narrative song, pastoral song
(countryside), and fantasy of female submission (kind force – depicting a rape (foreshadowing
rapes) male desire is confirming her value. Wilmore steals the picture foreshadowing the
stealing of her heart. Wilmore manipulates her to rifle her charms for free (trickster). Wilmore
promises her infinitely more power than money (his love and loyalty), shames her for her pride,
devalues her (something more than money, it is love.) Wilmore is an exile, poor cannot afford
her. P.194 blank verse, more formal, courtly language of love, payment is his passion.
Manipulating her into submitting (kind force), Florinda wants to control her sexuality like
Angelica. Florinda wants to elope but instead of her lover Wilmore comes (he is intoxicated).
She is not inside and dangerous. Wilmore attempts to rape her. (Act 3, Scene 5) Wilmore is
arguing aggressively (society is against women, that it i