'The Rover' (Aphra Behn)

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'An inconstant English heart' - Hellena
Highlights his infidelity
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'Why must we be either guilty of fornication or murder if we converse with you men?' - Hellena
Hellena questions the double standard nature of women and their limited interactions with men
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'The maid is nicely virtuous'...'She's fit for nothing but a husband'
Reduces the significance of chastity; he wants a woman to sleep with regardless
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'Inconstancy's the sin of all mankind'
Reveals that men are unfaithful
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'Disease' - Moretta
Love being describe like a disease; a negative portrayal of love by an older woman who is wise
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'I am a slave of love and beauty'
Utter devotion to something superficial such as beauty
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'Do not ask how fair... but what's her fortune' - Angellica
Angellica addresses the financial value attached to women in regards to love, in particular marriage
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'All the honey of matrimony but none of the sting'
A negative perception of marriage; tying a man down. The 'honey' is merely the sexual interaction
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'Good forewoman of the shop' - Willmore
'Of the shop' draws attention to his (meaningless) point of making sex like a business transaction; love should not be sold
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'I shall strive to do as shall become your sister' - Florinda
Obedient and passive archetypal woman of this time
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Hellena questions the double standard nature of women and their limited interactions with men

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'Why must we be either guilty of fornication or murder if we converse with you men?' - Hellena

Card 3

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Reduces the significance of chastity; he wants a woman to sleep with regardless

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Card 4

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Reveals that men are unfaithful

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Card 5

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Love being describe like a disease; a negative portrayal of love by an older woman who is wise

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