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The Jew of Malta Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 5, Scene 3 Summary

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Act 5, Scene 3 Summary

Calymath has inspected the rest of the island and is directing his men to prepare to sail. A messenger arrives with an invitation from Barabas for all to feast with him before they sail. Calymath is nervous and worried about the locals setting up traps. He tells the messenger that all of his men could not fit into the citadel. The messenger tells him that a feast for the rest of the men has been set up at an old monastery on the edge of town. Barabas has promised a very large, precious pearl will be given to Calymath. Calymath accepts the invitation and orders his men to clean up and get ready for the banquet.

Act 5, Scene 3 Analysis

This short scene foreshadows the tumultuous events that are about to occur. Calymath's greed over the promise of a rare pearl has caused him to lose...

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