'Tis Pity She's a Whore

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Questions and Answers: Act 5, Scenes 1-3

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Study Questions
1. What does Annabella say has caused Giovanni’s misfortune?

2. What does Annabella tell the Friar to do with her letter?

3. What is the impact of Annabella’s marriage on Giovanni?

4. What warning does the Friar give Giovanni about Soranzo’s feast?

5. What does Giovanni intend to do at Soranzo’s feast?

Answers
1. Annabella says the stars that reigned at her birth are responsible for her fate and Giovanni’s as well. She believes that astrology has caused the suffering of her and her brother.

2. Annabella tells the Friar to take the letter to Giovanni and have him read it and repent. She hopes that he will turn from his sins as she has already turned from her sins.

3. Annabella’s marriage has not lessened the pleasure Giovanni receives from Annabella.

4. The Friar warns Giovanni that Soranzo’s feast “is but a plot to train you to your ruin.” He predicts that Giovanni will be killed at the feast.

5. Giovanni intends to kill the feast’s attendees. He realizes that he will be killed at the feast, but intends to kill the attendees before his death.

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