The Comedy of Errors - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 1 is set on a street in front of a priory. Angelo enters with the Second Merchant. Angelo apologizes to the merchant for the delay in his payment. He explains that Antipholus continues to deny having received the chain. The merchant inquires about the reputation of Antipholus in the city. Angelo says that he is held in the highest esteem with excellent credit.

Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse enter. Antipholus is wearing the disputed chain around his neck. Angelo greets Antipholus, admonishing him for claiming not to have had the chain. He notices that Antipholus now wears the chain openly, after causing scandal for himself and trouble for both Angelo and the Second Merchant by denying receipt of the chain.

Antipholus of Syracuse replies that he has never attempted to deny the chain. The Second Merchant insists that he heard the denials...

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