'Tis Pity She's a Whore Questions and Answers: Act 5, Scene 6

John Ford

Questions and Answers: Act 5, Scene 6

Study Questions
1. What is Soranzo’s reaction to Giovanni’s entrance?

2. What does Vasques tell Giovanni before fighting him?

3. What is Giovanni’s last wish?

4. What does the Cardinal say will be done to “this woman”?

5. What will be done with the belongings of Florio, Giovanni, and Soranzo?

Answers
1. Soranzo reacts to Giovanni’s entrance by wondering if it means he will be prevented from carrying out his plans to kill Annabella and Giovanni.

2. Vasques tells Giovanni he is “grown insolent in your butcheries” before fighting him. Vasques has been angered by Giovanni’s attack on Soranzo, and he intends to revenge the attack by killing Giovanni.

3. Giovanni’s last wish is to see Annabella’s face after he dies. He hopes he and Annabella will be together in the afterlife.

4. “This woman” will be taken outside the city and burned to ashes. However, the Cardinal does not indicate if “this woman” is Annabella or Putana.

5. The Cardinal says the belongings of Florio, Giovanni, and Soranzo will be seized by the Catholic Church. This is possible because none of the three dead men have heirs to inherit their belongings.