Back at Kitely’s, Downright chastises Dame Kitely for allowing Wellbred and his entourage into the house. He blames her, but she questions how she could possibly “keep out all them, think you? I should put myself against half a dozen men?” She says he has no “sense, or reason!”
Downright’s anger is on the increase, setting him up for confrontation. Dame Kitely’s point is a fair one; it’s also worth noting that the women in the play are not as foolish as the men, though they feature far less prominently.