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

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Act 5, Scene 5 Summary

Barabas is in the governor's citadel, finishing up some construction. He pays the carpenters, and they leave. The messenger returns to tell him that Calymath has accepted his invitation. Barabas sees Ferneze approaching. He asks him how much money has been pledged by the citizens to pay Barabas to return the power to Ferneze. He tells him a hundred thousand pounds. Barabas tells Ferneze to hold onto the pledges until the Turks have been killed. Barabas tells Ferneze about the trap set at the monastery for the Turks. He also shows him the trap set for Calymath and his men. Barabas gives Ferneze a knife and tells him that when he hears a cannon, he is to cut the cord holding up the area that Barabas has just had built. He tells Ferneze that underneath are large pots of boiling water and sharp instruments upon...

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