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A Chaste Maid in Cheapside Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 5, Scene 2 Summary

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Act 5, Scene 2 Summary

Maudlin and Yellowhammer attend to Moll, who appears to be dying from an illness she contracted while being dragged through the river by her mother. They have sent for the best doctors but Moll tells them it is too late. Then Touchwood Senior arrives with the news that Touchwood Junior is dead. When Moll hears the news, she faints. Her maid and Touchwood Senior carry her to her room, presumably to die. Maudlin and Yellowhammer, concerned with what their neighbors will think, decide to leave the city as soon as Moll dies. Yellowhammer even suggests that they not attend Moll's funeral in order to ensure that their son marries the Welsh Gentlewoman as soon as possible.

Act 5, Scene 2 Analysis

The scene reaffirms the Yellowhammers' social-climbing ambitions. They are more concerned with appearances than they are with the health and well-being of their daughter. When they...

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