Economics can be described as the study of how resources are used to satisfy the needs and desires of people. Humans do not live in a world of infinite resources since most goods and services, as well as inputs used in the production of goods, are available in limited supplies.
Finally, in The Rover the names of most of all the characters influenced them in their actions. Willmore is the Rover and consequently the major character in The Rover and behaves accordingly with his name and also Duchess been the protagonist in The Duchess of Malfi. Some of the characters see love as a game while others see it as war which makes those who see it as a game to win and making those who see it as war to loose. While such things are not found in The Duchess of Malfi.
On a deeper meaning, this two plays share things in common which includes, In the duchess of Malfi we see love, betrayal, trust etc. . betrayal, quest for money which points to Ferdinand and the brother trying to prevent their sister from getting married in other not to share her inheritance and to remain the obedient little sister she is but all didn’t work out as planned meanwhile in the rover we see love, lust and equally betrayal but it didn’t ended in tragedy because in the end Florinda and belvile got married while Hellene and Wilmore are commit to marry one another unlike in the duchess that both protagonist died. Also we see the theme of selfish desire in both plays as seen in Ferdinand hoping that she wouldn’t marry when she so he could inherit her properties while in the rover, floride was reminded of their father command that she love vicentio because of his fortune.
Comparison Class and money The rover, partly as a point of comparison with john websters work. The Duchess of malfi, we consider the common themes of class and money. In Aphra behn’s rover although not a particularly romantic topic, the issue of money runs throughout the rover. The cavaliers constantly bemoan the fact that they do not have sufficient funds while don pedro picks a husband for his sister based almost solely upon fortune. Angelica Bianca, too, is obsessed with money, and must crucially decide whether for free, or hold out for the highest bidder. In comparison with websters work, we see the same theme for instance, the duchess argues that high class is not an indicator of a good man. At the time, Italy was moving into capitalism and one no longer needed into capitalism and one no longer needed to be born into wealth to obtain it. Though the duchess and her brothers are aware of this, her brothers, concerned with wealth and honour nevertheless strive to dismantle her marriage to Antonio while disapproving of their sisters love life. Ferdinand is particularly obsessed with the idea of inheriting the fortune to which his sister is entitled because it would protect his social and financial status ultimately the duchess is put to death for remarry into the lower class.
In conclusion, there is a kind of similarity between this two plays, disguise is there, pretence is equally there, not forgetting greed and deceit. Also normalcy is being restored at the end. There is fight and quarrel without bloodshed in “The Rovers”, while there is bloodshed in the “Duchess of Malfi”