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The Spanish Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scenes 9 and 10 Summary

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Act 3, Scenes 9 and 10 Summary

Scene 9 - Bel-Imperia speaks in soliloquy about her frustration with her brother, Lorenzo, for keeping her prisoner and with Hieronimo for being so slow in taking revenge for Horatio's death. A servant comes, calms her, and leads her out.

Scene 10 - A servant reassures Lorenzo and Balthazar that Pedringano is indeed dead, and Lorenzo issues orders that Bel-Imperia be freed. As the servant goes out, Lorenzo tells Balthazar to be cunning, careful, and jesting when he meets Bel-Imperia. Bel-Imperia then comes in, berating Lorenzo for having her imprisoned and demanding to know why he did it. She interrupts repeatedly as Lorenzo explains that he did what he did to preserve her honor, saying that if the Portuguese Ambassador and the King had seen her alone with Horatio so soon after Andrea's death might have ruined her reputation. He adds that her grief at...

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