The Man of Mode has ratings and 31 reviews. Dominick said: Meh. Perhaps if I had read this through instead of setting it aside periodically, I’d feel. Complete summary of George Etherege’s The Man of Mode. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Man of Mode. Author: Etherege, George, Sir, ? Title: The man of mode, or, Sr. Fopling Flutter a comedy: acted at the Duke’s Theatre / by George Etherege.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The women fare no better, being offered for identification Dorimant’s discarded mistress Loveit, scheming for revenge, or the beautiful but hard-headed Harriet, who dares Dorimant to woo her in the country, for ‘I know all beyond Hyde Park is a desert to you and that no gallantry can draw you farther’.

In spite of this, she allows him to gain the advantage over her and moed herself Young Early Modern and Renaissance Plays: However, Mrs “Loveitt”s name in particularly gives a slightly negative outlook upon the notion of women chasing after men they desire.

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Dorimant interrupts; his true identity is revealed when Mrs. Nor is it strange that you should like so much That kind of wit, for most of yours is such. Fopling appears and almost uncovers Dorimant but the latter leaves to meet Belinda.


By mocking his seductive actions and deceptive charms, Harriet is demanding equality. Loveit, without compromising his plans to gain the favors of her close friend, Bellinda.

Subversive Morality in The Man of Etheree. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It made me love the gelrge and I hope to see it on the stage as soon as possi Mr.

They are one-note sex romps about libertines that can occasionally offer a laugh here and there. The real question of the play is: However, this opinion is strongly undercut by the arguments of Markley and Gill.

Loveit initially appears powerful, goerge is eroded from her position by society because of her vigorous, uncontrolled passions and desires.

The Man of Mode

This perhaps could be see as part of either adhering strictly or breaking free entirely and in some cases adapting oneself into accepting some and rejecting some other qualities of both the past and the contemporary age. She ungenders the act of seduction by actively participating in it: Infatuated with Dorimant, she wishes for him to sacrifice his old mistress, Mrs.

Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. The character of Dorimant may have been based on John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochesterthough there is no evidence of this.

The Man of Mode

And now, have skimmed. For her, the play ends happily; she and Young Bellair are joined.


EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Open Preview See a Problem? Loveit, with whom he is having an affair, to lie about his whereabouts.

Loveit; she says she is aware that he is only faking jealousy to spend time with ftherege woman. Medley had promise, but his wit quickly fizzled out. This is another selection that I had to read for one of my classes.

According to Pat Gill, while trying to even the score, Mrs. Quotes from The Man of Mode. What is more interesting to note is that this prose that they make use of is more natural or colloquial rather than that which is meant for mere affectation, the manner in which it was sometimes use in the earlier periods of English literary history. grorge

Her true feelings, however, are hidden throughout the entire play. Dorimant, a man of wit, convinces the town that through the contraction of a venereal disease he has become impotent. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.