The Jew of Malta - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Ferneze, his knights and del Bosco are strategizing battle plans. Bellamira and Pilia-Borza enter. They tell him about the cause of death of Mathias and Lodowick, as well as the poisoning of the nuns. Ferneze sends for Ithamore and Barabas. They enter the scene, held by Ferneze's officers. Ithamore is beginning to feel the poison. He confesses immediately. Ferneze orders that Ithamore and Barabas be taken to prison. Barabas denies the charges and tells Ferneze that he should not believe a prostitute, a thief and an unhappy slave. Ferneze sends them all to prison so that he can attend to the battle first.

Soon a knight returns and tells them that all four people have died suddenly. He brings the body of Barabas to show him. Ferneze orders the body thrown over the wall of the city to be left for the vultures. Barabas gets...

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