I must tell you that this whole post is what we're learning about in English and part of what we learned in History last year. The Age of Reason should actually be replaced with the Age of Common Sense. Like, the whole Puritan aspects of life were the norm and I can't imagine why anyone would believe that we're all predestined and you can't do anything about it. It's insane. People back then needed a serious slap around....by the Earl himself.
But I just jumped in here because I recognized the whole topic...I haven't actually read the play...
Hey, Hannah! Well the Earl tried to do a bit of slapping around, didn't he! We're glad you jumped in... Pleae feel free to do so!