After reading She stoops to conquer, the most interesting thing to me was the title of the play. i found the whole play seemed to be tricks in order for one to gain some sort of benefit. For example, Kate decides to trick Marlow so that she can see who he really is when he is not “performing for a high class woman.In the end though she sees Marlow is willing to change for one he loves and would be willing to go against social norms for love. So practically she lowered her social class and tricked Marlow just to see if he would be a good husband and mate. I was happy to see that it worked out well and didn’t end up being with someone completely modest and plain like her father had wanted for her. But found someone who when cleaned up was more to her liking. I think even her father realized towards the end that Marlow was indeed a good match.
Tony is another, person who is very intriguing to me through out the play. In the beginning he seems to be not such a good person. But his mother seems to baby him and allows him to do as he wants. I still don’t know the real reason why Tony was so willing to help get Constance Neville and Hastings out of the house and wed. Was it because he disposed her so much that he’d rather help her to not deal with her? But then towards the end Tony goes to extreme measures to try and prove he’s not a bad person…One thing that really was odd to me was how the mother lied about Tonys age just to give him more time so he could eventually inherit the jewels. The mother is indeed a hinderer and that is just weird. can any one better describe Tony?
Neville I thought it was a bit rude that it seemed like she wanted the jewels more than a happy marriage with Hastings. I felt like she was a bit like Marlow was in the beginning .