Edward II

by

Christopher Marlowe

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A man who maintains the grounds around the monastery. He is, literally, a mower of grass and other vegetation. The mower informs Rhys ap Howell and the Earl of Leicester of Edward's whereabouts when the King takes refuge in a monastery. He is also a symbolically important character because of his relationship to plant imagery: if England is a disordered garden, the mower's function is to "prune" it back into shape politically.
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The Mower Character Timeline in Edward II

The timeline below shows where the character The Mower appears in Edward II. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 4, Scene 6
Fear of the Other and Internal Discord Theme Icon
...Howell and the Earl of Leicester have discovered them, thanks to the help of a Mower who had seen them and revealed their location. Spencer Junior had earlier noticed the Mower... (full context)
Monarchy, Legitimacy, and Loyalty Theme Icon
Language and Violence Theme Icon
Fortune and Tragedy Theme Icon
...Howell cuts off their “preachments,” however, and takes them away after promising to pay the Mower for his services. (full context)