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The Jew of Malta Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

Two Spanish officers are at the marketplace selling their captives. Each slave has a price marked on his back. The prices are reasonable since the Spanish want to get rid of the slaves quickly. Some Maltese citizens are concerned that the slaves will revolt and help the Turks when they return.

As Barabas is approaching, he speaks to the audience of having bought another house and gotten Abigail to return to him. He intends to undo Ferneze's plans in some way. He says he will pretend to fawn over Ferneze and will do whatever it takes to keep what he has. He sees Ferneze's son Lodowick approaching. He says he hopes to trick him and Ferneze. As he approaches, Lodowick tells the audience that he is going to be nice to Barabas in an effort to meet Abigail. He wants to know if she is...

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