'Tis Pity She's a Whore Summary and Analysis: Act 2, Scenes 3-6

John Ford

Summary and Analysis: Act 2, Scenes 3-6

Summary
Richardetto bemoans his condition to his niece Philotis, remarking on how his wanton wife, Hippolita, is committing adultery. Richardetto vows to discover this adultery, and learns from Philotis that Florio intends to have Annabella marry Soranzo. Philotis adds the comment that Annabella, however, seems indifferent to Soranzo and her other suitors. Grimaldi promptly enters and asks to speak with Richardetto privately, so Philotis leaves them. Grimaldi declares his love for Annabella and asks if Richardetto can provide him with an aphrodisiac. Richardetto tells Grimaldi he should first kill Soranzo and promises to give Grimaldi a poison that Grimaldi can put onto his sword.

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