The Comedy of Errors - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 1 opens in a public place. Angelo and the Second Merchant are accompanied by an officer. The merchant requests the payment of a sum that Angelo has owed since Pentecost. He is leaving shortly for Persia and needs the money for his journey. If Angelo cannot pay, he will be arrested by the officer. Angelo replies that the exact amount is due to be paid by Antipholus for the chain he has purchased. They can go to Antipholus of Ephesus's house to collect the amount due.

Antipholus of Ephesus and Dromio of Ephesus enter from the Courtesan's. Antipholus plans to collect the chain from Angelo, in order to give it to the Courtesan. He instructs Dromio to purchase a rope's end, which he will bring to Adriana to pay her back for locking him out. Antipholus greets Antonio, as Dromio leaves to fetch the...

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