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The Jew of Malta Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scene 6 Summary

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Act 3, Scene 6 Summary

Friar Jacomo is on stage. He says that all of the nuns at the nunnery are sick and dying. He says that they must send for the doctor. Friar Bernardine answers him that the Abbess has sent for him to take her final confession. Jacomo leaves, and Abigail enters and says she will die too. Abigail confesses to Bernardine about what her father did to Lodowick and Mathias. She shows him the letter Ithamore delivered. She begs Bernardine not to tell anyone else what she has revealed to him. He assures her that anything heard in confession is absolutely secret. She asks him to try to save Barabas by converting him, and then she dies. Friar Jacomo returns. He plans the burial of the nuns. Bernardine tells Jacomo that something important has been revealed to him and that he will talk about it with him...

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