Lady Windermere’s Fan

by

Oscar Wilde

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Agatha is the Duchess of Berwick’s daughter. She is a quiet young woman who only says “Yes, Mamma,” though her mother considers her a “chatterbox” and is always saying what a clever speaker Agatha is. Agatha behaves as a model of ladylike politeness and submission throughout the first two acts. She gets engaged to Mr. Hopper at the end of the party, much to her mother’s delight, and agrees to move to Australia with him.
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Agatha Character Timeline in Lady Windermere’s Fan

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Act I
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Parker returns and announces the arrival of the Duchess of Berwick and her daughter, Agatha. The Duchess greets Lord Darlington and tells him that he is “far too wicked” to... (full context)
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...says that she doesn't know who Mrs. Erlynne is, the Duchess is shocked and sends Agatha out onto the terrace so that they can talk privately. (full context)
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...Lady Windermere thanks the Duchess for coming, but refuses to believe her. The Duchess calls Agatha inside and the Duchess remarks that she looks forward to seeing the young Australian Mr.... (full context)
Act II
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...and Parker announces the guests as Lady Windermere greets them. The Duchess of Berwick and Agatha are already present, and the Duchess scolds Agatha for writing the names of two younger... (full context)
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...more. Meanwhile, Mr. Hopper arrives and the Duchess of Berwick quickly arranges his dances with Agatha. Lord Windermere asks Lady Windermere to speak with him, but she brushes him off. (full context)
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...nieces were completely wrong about Mrs. Erlynne; she’s actually a lovely person. Mr. Hopper and Agatha then enter and announce their engagement. The Duchess is delighted, though she scolds Agatha when... (full context)