The Jew of Malta - Act 4, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 2 Summary

Pilia-Borza comes to Bellamira and confirms that he has delivered her letter to Ithamore. He tells her he met Ithamore at the gallows where Jacomo has been hanged for murder. Ithamore comes on stage talking to himself about the way Jacomo seemed to welcome his death. As he approaches Bellamira and Pilia-Borza, he is muttering to himself at how forward the letter was from her. He did not expect to have such a beautiful woman declare her love so overtly.

Ithamore tells her he has no money. Pilia-Borza and Bellamira drop hints about absconding with some of Barabas's assets. Ithamore admits that Barabas keeps his treasure buried. They then ask if he has some information about Barabas that they could use to blackmail him. Ithamore admits he does. Ithamore writes to Barabas demanding a lot of gold or else he will tell others what Barabas...

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