The Rivals- brief

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Quotes: “I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I dont think so much learning becomes a young woman, for instance, I would never let her meddle with Greek, or Hebrew, or algebra, or simonly, or fluxions, or paradoxes, or such inflammatory branches of learning-neither would it be necessary for her to handle any of your mathematical, astronomical, diabolical instruments…”

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“I am sure i hated your poor dear uncle before marriage as if he’d been a blackmoor…”- Mrs Malaprop about arranged marriage to Lydia

“You are fit company for nothing but your own ill humours” - Mrs Malaprop to Lydia.

Is there any truth in the matter where teaching girls to read makes them unhappy. They start thinking for themselves and forget their natural place of looking after children. Sheridan's character thinks thinks, like characters in Jane Eyre or A Doll’s House. Whereas the author of Paradise lost thinks this.

“I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I dont think so much learning becomes a young woman, for instance, I would never let her meddle with Greek, or Hebrew, or algebra, or simonly, or fluxions, or paradoxes, or such inflammatory branches of learning-neither would it be necessary for her to handle any of your mathematical, astronomical, diabolical instruments…” -Mrs Malaprop to Sir Anthony

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“...I hope you will represent her to the captain as an object not altogether illegible.”- Mrs Malaprop to Sir Anthony

Lydia thinks she is in love with a man Ensen Beverly.

Sir Anthony and Mrs Malaprop want her to marry Sir Anthony Absolute son.

She refuses which is ‘funny’ because that is there

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