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The Duchess of Malfi - Study Guide Act 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5

In Act 5, Scene 1, Antonio asks his trusted friend Delio about the reconcilement agreement from the Cardinal and Ferdinand. Delio thinks it might be a trap and tells him that the Marquis of Pescara has seized Antonio’s land. The Marquis approaches and Delio plans to ask for some of the land while Antonio withdraws. The Citadel of Saint Bennet is where Antonio has land. Pescara does not give it to Delio, but instead gives it to Julia, because of the Cardinal’s letter. Delio asks Pescara why he gave it to Julia. The response was because the Cardinal and Julia asked and it would not be noble to give the land to a friend.

Pescara tells Delio that Ferdinand is coming to Milan and he is going to visit him. Pescara has heard that the Duke is ill or in a rage. As Pescara leaves, Antonio tells...

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