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

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Antipholus of Ephesus and the officer are waiting in the street. Antipholus promises that he has no intent of escaping. His wife will be upset to hear of his arrest and will certainly send the money that is owed.

Dromio of Ephesus arrives with the rope-end that Antipholus requested earlier, but not the money. Furious that Dromio of Ephesus has come without the money he asked Dromio of Syracuse to fetch, he begins to beat Dromio. The Officer tries to calm him, but Antipholus is too angry and only stops when he sees Adriana approaching.

Adriana enters with Luciana, the Courtesan and Pinch, a conjuror. Dromio of Ephesus makes a joke, prompting Antipholus to begin beating him again, which convinces Adriana and the others that Antipholus is, indeed, insane. Pinch attempts to examine Antipholus, but when Antipholus strikes him, he decides to conduct an exorcism...

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