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Act IV, Scene 6
Fenton meets the host at the inn and divulges the proposed plan of humiliating Falstaff and Anne's part in it, playing the role of a fairy. Fenton also tells of his plans to elope with Anne and asks for the host's help. The host agrees to arrange for the vicar to marry Anne and Fenton. .
Without anyone knowing it, Mr. Page has planned for his daughter to dress in white as a signal to Slender, who will steal her away from the forest and marry her. At the same time, the mother has planned that Anne should wear green ribbons so that Dr. Caius can recognize her and elope with her. Anne, however, has promised Fenton that she will elope with him.
Both the plot and the sub-plot are approaching their points of climax, as Anne Page is about to have herself a husband and Falstaff is about to receive his ultimate humiliation. Anne's parents have each devised a clever plan for their daughter's elopement with the suitor of their choice, but the independent Anne has plans of her own. She and Fenton have pledged themselves to one another. Fenton comes to the Garter Inn and asks the host to help in the arrangements for his marriage to Anne. The host, after his humiliation with Dr. Caius and Evans, is now a chastened character, and is willing to help Fenton.