Although Don Pedro wishes for Antonio, the highborn son of a viceroy, to marry his sister Florinda, Antonio only has eyes for the seductive prostitute Angelica. He pays her thousand-crown price, and even duels for her, although he is wounded in the process, and ends up asking Belvile to fight in his place. In fact, his devotion to Angelica is part of the reason that an angry Pedro finally stands aside and allows Florinda to marry Belvile.
The timeline below shows where the character Don Antonio appears in The Rover. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 3, Scene 4
...enter, having heard that there were swords drawn during Carnival (a terrible crime). Recognizing Don Antonio, and seeing that he is hurt, they believe that Belvile has done the deed; they... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 2
...Florinda, refuses to hurt Don Pedro, who says that although the cavalier won Florinda by Antonio’s sword, he fought bravely. Still, he refuses to give his sister to Belvile, and exits... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 3
Act 5, Scene 1