The Spanish Tragedy - Act 2, Scenes 4, 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 4, 5 and 6 Summary

Scene 4 - Pedringano accompanies Horatio, who is again speaking in rhyme, and Bel-Imperia, again speaking in blank verse, as they go for a walk at sunset. Bel-Imperia tells Pedringano to watch the gate and make sure they are not disturbed, but Pedringano, in an aside, reveals that he's going to fetch Lorenzo and goes out. Horatio asks why Bel-Imperia is so nervous, and Bel-Imperia says she can't explain, but simply feels apprehensive. He calms her down, and together they speak in rhyming verse about their love and that they're prepared to die for each other. At that moment Lorenzo, Balthazar, Pedringano, and Lorenzo's servant Serberine come in, all disguised. As Bel-Imperia calls for help, Lorenzo tells Balthazar to grab her. He does, and Lorenzo and the others tie a noose around Horatio's neck, hang him from a nearby tree, and stab him. Bel-Imperia...

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