The Rivals Quotes

A number of quotes I have collected for the OCR A2 exam paper, especially to compare with The Wife of Bath. 

  • The quotes cover most of the following subjects:       
  •   Marriage, courtship
  • ·         Wealth/status/money
  • ·         Representations of class
  • ·         Perception & deception
  • ·         Women and power, feminism
  • ·         Gender roles
  • ·         Class
  • ·         Misogyny/anti-feminism
  • ·         Age & beauty
  • ·         Manipulation and lying
  • ·         Language
  • ·         Subversion of convention
  • ·         Comedy/humour
  • ·         Contradictory characters
  • ·         Education
  • ·         Inheritance
  • ·         The battle of the sexes
  • ·         Honour/valour/gentillesse 
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  • Created on: 15-04-14 13:09
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The Rivals
"A female council in a female cause"- Prologue
Act 1 Scene 1- used to show fashion and conventions of Bath; servants and class used as a
vehicle to introduce key characters.
"But has she got the stuff? Is she rich?"- Thomas
"What the devil you do with a…

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"How little resolution there is in woman!"- Faulkland.
Act 3 Scene 3
"If I can reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue and a nice
derangement of epitaphs."- Mrs Malaprop.
"O come to me, rich only thus- in loveliness." ­ Absolute using hyperbole.
"She's…

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