Every day, Angelica commands her servants to display pictures of herself in front of her house, so all the citizens of Naples can admire her beauty. Once she falls in love with Willmore, however, she ceases to do so. These pictures represent not only her vanity, but also her sense of self. The courtesan stops displaying them because she has fully given herself to Willmore and so is no longer “giving herself” to anyone else—a disastrous decision, as she soon learns.
Angelica’s Picture Quotes in The Rover
The The Rover quotes below all refer to the symbol of Angelica’s Picture. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of The Rover published in 1993.).
Act 2, Scene 1 Quotes
How wondrous fair she is—a Thousand Crowns a Month—by Heaven as many Kingdoms were too little. A plague of this Poverty—of which I ne’er complain, but when it hinders my Approach to Beauty, which Virtue ne’er could purchase.
Angelica’s Picture Symbol Timeline in The Rover
The timeline below shows where the symbol Angelica’s Picture appears in The Rover. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 3, Scene 1
...must depart. Quickly, Florinda leaves Belvile the jewel, which as it turns out contains a picture of her. Wilmore, too, bids goodbye to Hellena, saying that he must see her tomorrow. (full context)