Mistress Ford is the wife of the jealous Mister Ford and one of the two women Falstaff woos. Mistresses Ford and Page join forces to trick Falstaff three times in the course of the play in order to teach him a lesson. Mistress Ford also manages to trick her husband twice by sneaking Falstaff out of her house just as Mister Ford arrives. In the opening scene of Act II, when the two women receive their love letters from Falstaff, Mistress Ford is immediately out for revenge against him. She mocks Falstaff's status as a knight, his fatness, and his writing style. Her response makes clear...
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