The Way of the World- William Congreve- Proviso Scene Mirabell and Millamant

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- Restoration Comedy

- Mirabell and Millamant are discussing their pre-nuptial agreements in relation to their imminent engagement.

- Both speak primarily in lengthy, uninterrupted dialogue which subverts traditional conventions as usually the male dominates the dialogue.

Millamant presented as assertive: "Nay, I'll never marry unless I am first made sure of my will and pleasure."

"Don't be so impertinent."

Congreve also uses satire through the charcater of Millamant- "as if we were proud of…

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