The Jew of Malta - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

Bellamira, a prostitute, enters the stage. Since the political climate is so unstable, few men have been around to pay for her favors. She is depressed and going broke. Pilia-Borza, a male friend, arrives. He shows her a bag of money. She assumes it is silver, but he assures her it is gold that he has stolen from Barabas's house. They see Ithamore approaching. Pilia-Borza wants to leave, but Bellamira finds Ithamore attractive. She decides to engage him in conversation. Ithamore notices the concubine but knows he has no money to pay her, so he continues on. He is hoping Barabas will pay him money for the forged challenge he has delivered. He knows it will lead to a duel between Mathias and Lodowick.

Act 3, Scene 1 Analysis

Ithamore is telling the audience that he delivered to Mathias and Lodowick forged documents that will lead to...

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