The Spanish Tragedy - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

The Spanish King, the Duke of Castile, and Hieronimo hear from a General about the progress of Spain's war with Portugal. The General tells them Portugal has been defeated and that appropriate tribute will be paid. After the King and Castile offer prayers of thanksgiving, the General describes in vivid detail how the battle was fought. Don Pedro, the Portuguese general, was a good commander and led his army almost to victory, and Andrea challenged him bravely. Balthazar met Andrea's challenge and killed him. He also tells how Horatio, Hieronimo's son, went after Balthazar in revenge and took him prisoner. After rewarding the General, the King congratulates Hieronimo on the bravery and skill of his son. As Hieronimo thanks him, a trumpet sounds, and the General announces the return of the soldiers.

A procession appears, led by Lorenzo and Horatio holding Balthazar captive. As they...

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