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

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

Mathias and Lodowick enter. They challenge each other based on the forged letters originated by Barabas. Barabas secretly watches as they duel until they mortally wound each other. Barabas rejoices and leaves. Ferneze, Katherine and other citizens come onto the stage. They find the bodies of their sons. They try to understand why best friends would duel. Ferneze and Katherine vow to figure out what happened. They leave with the bodies, determined to avenge the deaths.

Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis

The first murders planned by Barabas have occurred. Barabas has gotten his revenge, but the audience does not know yet what will be the cost of that revenge. Ferneze and Katherine have the financial resources and power to investigate the mystery.

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