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  • The Rover
    Both The Rover and The Man of Mode are perfect examples of English Restoration comedy, also called comedy of manners. Restoration comedy was especially known for being sexually explicit and...

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    As Angelica's portrait is unveiled and the terms of her "bargain" are revealed, the male characters in this scene are reduced to petty squabbling as they try and do their best to vie for Angelica's...

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    Note: formatting shown here is not necessarily exact, because of word processor limitations. Always check a guide such as OWL at Purdue for exact formatting. Citation from the eNotes study guides...

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    This may be a tough--and/or expensive--find for you. There is a filmed version of Aphra Behn's Restoration play, The Rover, in existence, but it is not an easy movie to find; whether it is a motion...

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    Let me answer this question by talking about one of the central and most important characters and then discussing how other characters relates to her. Florinda could be viewed as the heroine of the...

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    One of the fascinating aspects of this play is the way that Behn used the aside so much to reveal the inner thoughts and fears of her characters. This is a definite aspect of the voice of the play,...

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    One of the major themes of "The Rover" is the incredibly limited set of options available to women of the time since they were regarded as property of their fathers until they were married off or...

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    Willmore is a male character that exemplifies not only male chauvinism, but also the male sex drive. In this, even his name is significant. He “wills more,” regardless of how many he has had....

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    If you ever understand the science of love and falling in love, you will make millions! No one can make themselves fall in love with someone he/she doesn't; by the same token, you can't make...

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    In my mind, there are two issues at hand here. Does the fact that the play was written by a female playwright that enjoyed success constitute a fulfillment of feminist principles? At the same...

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    Yes, Behn celebrates Wilmore. The primary way is that he isn't really punished. He's got all kinds of qualities that should qualify him as a villain, someone who the plot should work out badly for....

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    I would say that yes, there are heroes and heroines in The Rover, but that the play is complex, and all heroism must be understood within its political context. I find Hellena heroic. The limits...

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    Broadly speaking, there are two reasons why critics might think that Hellena is the rover who gives the play its title. The first is internal to the play: Hellena roves more widely from her...

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    Certainly a good argument can and has been made that the play is feminist in nature. The female characters are intelligent and bawdy, feeling there is nothing wrong with their sexual behavior. They...

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    This may surprise you, but my favorite character is Angellica Bianca. Her situation is so heartbreaking. She has made the best deal she can with her society; she has traded her beauty and her...

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    The opening scenes were a shocking departure from the usual women's roles. The play was modeled after Killigrew's Thomaso. However, in the opening scenes, two women are openly discussing love and...

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "unity of time," but The Rover does take place over the course of one day. The play is set in Spain on the eve of Carnival, or the feast before Easter (which...

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