The Jew of Malta - Act 4, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 3 Summary

Barabas enters reading aloud the letter from Ithamore. He is very upset at Ithamore's betrayal. Pilia-Borza comes with the second letter demanding even more money. Barabas recognizes that Pilia-Borza is armed and dangerous. Barabas finally gives him some of the gold that Ithamore has demanded, but he tells him to come back for more since he has misplaced his keys to his counting house.

Ithamore and Bellamira have been drinking, and Ithamore's tongue is loose. He tells her and Pilia-Borza about all of the murders. Pilia-Borza and Bellamira are happy because they know this is information they can use to demand all of the Jew's wealth. Ithamore warns them that Barabas is fond of poisons. Barabas arrives in the disguise of a musician. He plays the lute and listens to determine what Ithamore has revealed. Barabas hands a posy out of his hat to Bellamira...

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