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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Loveit, on Dorimant’s request, to take a walk on The Mall and be ‘caught’ in the act of flirting with Fopling. Woodvill is in dismay. This comedy of manners also has an unexpectedly serious side. Want to Read saving….

The Role of the Woman in The Man of Mode

With its various characters falling in and falling out of love and good-will with each other the plot, just within the span of five geeorge, achieves a remarkable unity of time, place and action. Dorimant expresses his wish to break off his relationship with Mrs. Second play I read for a Restoration lit class and so far, the plays are okay but not great. May 22, Surreysmum rated it it was ok Shelves: Charles II was known for his many mistresses, and if you’ve ever read any of Rochester’s poetry, you’ll know how, let’s say “saucy” Restoration literature can be!

Any London beau would emulate Dorimant, the unconscionable rake who loves ’em and leaves ’em, geore he would also secretly fear that he in fact resembled Sir Fopling Flutter, the model of all Restoration fops, in his vanity and affectation. Mam strategy involves placing Mrs. Loveit becomes enraged with jealousy at Dorimant’s lack of attention to her, while her woman, Pert, attempts to dissuade her from such feelings.


May 11, Courtney marked it as to-read Shelves: Any London be Verbal brilliance, urbane sophistication and sexual conquest are the measures of success for the fashionable set who watched jan being represented on the Restoration stage.

Quotes from The Man of Mode. Oct 16, Adam Floridia rated it it was ok. Loveit has encouraged the affections of Sir Fopling; in a pretended state of jealousy, he leaves. May 15, Gloria rated it it was ok. This play really made me think about how restrictive Victorian literature has been on the notion of sexuality, especially female sexuality. The character of Mrs. Another typical Restoration play.

Dorimant admits to Emilia that he loves Harriet but continues to be obstinate. With striking similarities between the two plays on the level of plot lines, characterisation and milieu, my understanding of this genre in British Literature thd been greatly enhanced, of which I shall talk about in the current review.


Young Bellair and Emilia publicly show their love for each other. This website uses cookies to improve user experience.

Loveit and Belinda arrive to confront him. The real question of the play is: Dorimant, a witty, seductive man involved with Mrs. Old Bellair concedes to the match and Woodvill admits that she likes Dorimant despite the gossip she has heard about him. Jan 18, Matt Tuozzo rated it liked it. Bellinda is one of those types of women who helps a betraying man out of his current relationship all the while expecting him to be true kode her.

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The Man of Mode

This is another selection that I had to read for one of my classes. Dorimant interrupts; his true identity is revealed when Mrs. She jan unaware and undesiring of anything except identifying mab with her husband in a joyous marriage. Not my ideal read. Perhaps if I had read this through instead of setting it aside periodically, I’d feel less puzzled by it, but by the end of the last act, I wasn’t entirely sure who was even married to whom. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The political climate of Etherege’s writing was one of libertinism.

University Press of America, Inc. Dorimant meets with Fopling and pretends that Mrs. The colloquial language is distracting at times, but a right rousing mmode nevertheless. That the value attributed to morality and indigenous fashion was certainly not much becomes obvious.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 11, Maxine rated it it was ok. The above excerpt from this 17th century play sounds like it could have come out of the mouth of Lady Macbeth, however, writing over half a century later, the playwright Etherege had quite a number of different aims in his georgs of the scorned women.