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Aphra Behn created various intricate characters in her play The Rover Immediately the reader might conclude that this story tells the tale of The Banished Cavaliers the alternate title of the play However with a lot of textual support Behns story revolves around the famous courtesan Angellica Bianca If the reader looks carefully all key actions within The Rover depend on the main character Angellica Bianca Although she does not appear until Act II scene i Angellica Bianca drives the major actions throughout the play Every time there is a disagreement or quarrel Angellica Bianca and her beauty are the main topic of discussion The men especially Don Antonio Don Pablo and Willmore were deeply infatuated with her and drunk on her beauty Consequently there are three main arguments that revolve around Angellica Bianca The first disagreement is between Don Antonio and Don Pablo Angellica Biancas beauty fascinates both men but Don Antonio deceives Florinda by giving attention to a courtesan In Act II scene I Diego Page says to Don Antonio and though yare near your marriage you may venture a little lover here Florinda will not miss it The Don Antonio replies Florinda Name not those distant joys theres not one though of her will check my passion here Act II scene i Immediately Don Pablo counteracts by defending his sisters name Even though this argument is mainly about Florinda everything goes back to Angellica Bianca Next the second quarrel takes place between Willmore and Don Antonio It is the age-old battle of two men fighting over one womans heart Angellica Biancas heart Antonio says of Willmore and time he were removed who lays claim to all my happiness Act II scene i Willmore shortly after threatens Antonio Nay do not show your sword if you do by this dear beauty---I will show mine too Act II scene i All the while constant bickering over Angellica Bianca and her
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