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The Jew of Malta Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 5, Scene 2 Summary

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Act 5, Scene 2 Summary

Calymath has conquered Malta with the help of Barabas. The scene opens with the Turks chastising Ferneze and his men for refusing to pay tribute money to them. He reminds them that they relied on the Spanish king, who did not help them. Calymath appoints Barabas as governor as a form of rebuke to Ferneze. Calymath exits to go see what shape the island is in. Barabas turns Ferneze and his knights over to the Turks to imprison them.

Barabas speaks of the fact that everyone on the island will hate him. He will try to figure out a way to have someone else take over so that he will no longer be a target. Ferneze is brought in by a guard. Barabas sends the guard away. Barabas readily admits that he does not want to be governor. He offers to kill the Turks and...

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