'Tis Pity She's a Whore Summary and Analysis: Act 3, Scenes 6-9

John Ford

Summary and Analysis: Act 3, Scenes 6-9

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Cardinal: The Cardinal of Parma and the Papal Nuncio.

Summary
The Friar is in his study sitting in a chair, with Annabella kneeling and weeping before him. He gives her a lengthy, elaborate description of the torments that await her and Giovanni in hell if she fails to repent her incest. Annabella is moved to cry out, “Mercy, O Mercy,” and asks the Friar if there is a way to avoid facing such miseries. He assures her that if she marries Soranzo and ceases her relations with Giovanni she will be saved. The Friar warns that the path to repentance is not easy, but Annabella agrees to take this path. Florio and Giovanni enter and await Soranzo’s entrance....

(The entire section is 728 words.)