The Jew of Malta - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

The scene is dark. Barabas enters carrying a light as he approaches his former home. He prays to God to help Abigail deliver his gold to him. He asks God to strike him dead rather than live in poverty. Abigail appears at an upstairs window. She has found his gold and is carrying some. Barabas says that she glides out so quietly he is reminded of a ghost. He feels lifeless without his money and says that he will haunt this place if he dies without recovering it. Abigail has not seen him yet. She prays that Barabas will awaken and appear as they had planned. Barabas makes his presence known. He speaks of Abigail as his star, shining in the east. Abigail greets him and begins dropping bags of gold down to him. She warns him it is about time for the nuns to...

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