The Beggar's Opera Study Guide & Essays
Though The Beggar's Opera has earned a reputation for its ironically rambunctious exploration of amoral characters, crime syndicates, and overt sexuality, John Gay originally intended it primarily as a political statement, a comment on both the royal court of his time and statesmen in general.
The Beggar's Opera study guide contains a biography of John Gay, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
- The Beggar's Opera Summary
- About The Beggar's Opera
- Character List
- Glossary of Terms
- Major Themes
- Quotes and Analysis
- Summary and Analysis of The Beggar's Opera, Introduction and Act I
- Summary and Analysis of The Beggar's Opera, Act II
At the beginning of Act III, scene ii, what does Lockit say he believes about Peachum, what general observation about human behavior does he make there, and how is this statement similar to one made by Mandeville in “An Enquiry into the Origin of MoralAct III, scene 2