'Tis Pity She's a Whore Summary and Analysis: Act 4, Scene 3

John Ford

Summary and Analysis: Act 4, Scene 3

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Banditti: A group of bandits who serve Soranzo.

Summary
Soranzo, his sword drawn, drags Annabella in and extensively denounces her lustful ways. He has learned of her illicit pregnancy. Annabella, though, defends herself by saying he was too quick to marry her and that in marrying him, she was only acceding to his desires. She claims that she would have told him of her pregnancy before the marriage if given the time. Soranzo replies with outrage, but Annabella remains steadfast and refuses to say who her baby’s father is. She does daringly say that she is carrying a boy who will serve as Soranzo’s heir. Annabella praises her lover for his beauty, glory,...

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