The Rivals

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Staying up-to-date with the latest fashions preoccupies many of the characters in The Rivals, but it is a telltale sign that a character is a country bumpkin if he discusses his appearance. Servants from the…

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Characters’ attempts to sound sophisticated or worldly are signaled in the play with the use of foreign languages, like French and Latin. When characters use foreign words they are often trying to project a certain…

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