'Tis Pity She's a Whore Summary and Analysis: Act 5, Scene 6

John Ford

Summary and Analysis: Act 5, Scene 6

Summary
The Cardinal, Florio, Donado, Soranzo, Richardetto, and Vasques take their places at Soranzo’s banquet. Vasques briefly tells Soranzo to “be wise and resolute” in carrying out his plans for revenge before Soranzo asks the Cardinal if he likes the entertainment. The affirmative answer comes just before Giovanni enters with a heart on his dagger. He tells Soranzo he is “proud in the spoil of love and vengeance!”

Soranzo wonders if his plot is undone, and Giovanni says he has killed Annabella, whose heart is now before them. An amazed Florio is told by his son that he had loved Annabella for nine months, and that her baby was his. At first Florio disbelieves this, and Soranzo too...

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