Life Is a Dream - Act 3, Second Scene (p. 346 - 351) Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Second Scene (p. 346 - 351) Summary

The second scene of Act 3 transpires within a hall in the royal palace. Basilio and Astolfo discuss the treasonous rebellion half of Basilio's subjects. Astolfo begs leave of the king to rush to the site of military action and departs. Estrella then consults with Basilio and urges him to personally intervene in the rioting. Clotaldo rushes into the palace bringing news of Segismundo's escape and rebellious activities. Basilio and Estrella then leave for the battle ground. Rosaura enters and speaks with Clotaldo. Rosaura quickly recapitulates her dishonor and her hatred for Astolfo. Clotaldo confesses his abiding friendship in Rosaura and exclaims that Astolfo's actions have been indeed vile; nevertheless, he owes his life to Astolfo and finds himself in a quandary. Rosaura logically explains that Clotaldo's honor is based on an issue of lies&mdash...

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