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

John Ford

Questions and Answers: Act 3, Scenes 6-9

Study Questions
1. What reasons does the Friar give for Annabella to marry and live with Soranzo?

2. Why does Grimaldi mistake Bergetto for Soranzo?

3. What does Florio advise Donado to do?

4. What objection does the Cardinal make to the knocking on his door?

5. What reason does the Cardinal give for taking Grimaldi into Papal protection?

Answers
1. The Friar says Annabella should marry and live with Soranzo for her honor’s sake and to save her soul. Otherwise, she would be shamed and damned for her relationship with Giovanni.

2. Grimaldi mistakes Bergetto for Soranzo because Bergetto says “sweetheart” to Philotis. He believes that it is Soranzo who is going with Annabella to the Friar’s to be married, rather than Bergetto going there with Philotis to be married.

3. Florio advises Donado to seek justice for Bergetto’s death rather than cry over it.

4. The Cardinal objects to the knocking on his door because the men show neither their duty nor civility to him by knocking. They have also rudely disturbed him by knocking on his door at night.

5. The Cardinal says he is taking Grimaldi into Papal protection because Grimaldi is a nobleman. His noble status makes him worthy of receiving Papal protection.