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|Act II: The suitors
Written by Cheryl
(3/1/2007 11:50 p.m.)
Captain Jack Absolute: Seems a sensible man, knows his Lydia and her romantic ideals. He considers himself a romantic as well, though a practical one, as he doesn't want Lydia to lose her dowry. And though he is pragmatic, he not above teasing his friends and being playful. I loved the scene with hi,, Faulkland and Acres, where he is just egging on Faulkland. His father is wildly emotional and demonstrative - do you think he became sensible as a reaction to his father?
There's also this quote from Faulkland:
"Ah! Jack, your heart and soul are not, like mine, fixed immutably on one only object. You throw for a large stake, but losing, you could stake and throw again."
Does he think that Jack is not really in love with Lydia? Is it just that Faulkland thinks that anyone who is less extravagant in expressing his love than he is, can't really be in love? Or does he know his friend better than we do?
Faulkland: He is more like Lydia in his impulsive emotions and becomes overwrought at thought of Julia not being as downcast to be separated as he is, while Julia and Jack are more alike in temperament. Are our lovers mismatched? Or do they need the opposite to balance themselves out?
Bob Acres: Your stereotypical country bumpkin. I like him. I think he's very endearing in his attempts to gain some polish for Lydia - getting new clothes and "My hair has been in training some time." And his "New method of swearing" is a hoot. "Damns have had their day." LOL! Seems a nice, genial man. I hope his heart isn't about to be broken.
Sir Lucius: He's exchanging letters with "Delia" whom he thinks is Lydia, but who is really Mrs Malaprop. Not much stands out about him yet, except he seems eager to be kissing someone and he'll take Lucy until he can get to "Delia."
What do you think of our suitors?
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