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The Country Wife Synopsis The Country Wife is a very funny comedy about men women and marriage There is a continual joking of sexual suggestion and double meaning There are pessimistic remarks on honor class women and love Horner the main character of the play who wants to find a way to get women - represents the usual negative attitude of men in this play towards women by comparing women to inanimate objects Horner who is a ruthless rascal and a self-proclaimed wit and he wants to get all the ladies without having other men suspect him of stealing these mens wives So Horner starts a rumor that he has caught a disease while he was in France So Horner craftily sets up a plan where no one but the doctor will know that he is still a man Even his closest friends do not know the truth He is crafty enough to know that bragging to his friends will only cause his plan to not succeed It seems that Horner may be insecure about his relationships with women and has wittingly devised this scheme to be sure of their feelings for him Horner in a way feels that men lose their freedom by being attached to women Horner makes many derogatory remarks about women he says they are like soldiers Horner does a lot of complaining about women and how they use him when actually he is using them and their husbands Margery Pinchwife who is the nave country wife She just recently married Mr Pinchwife and he is extremely jealous of his wife He married her a country wife so that he could avoid all the infidelity extravagance and impertinence associated with the stereotypical city wife He tries his best to keep Margery away from the city life and he makes her stay home He tells her that the behavior of the people who go watch movies is not acceptable and that
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