Tamburlaine the Great - Part 1, Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

Bajazeth announces to three of his regents that Tamburlaine is challenging his rule of the Turkish Empire. After commenting that his army is invincible and that his attention will not be distracted from his siege of Constantinople in Greece, Bajazeth sends a basso (messenger) to Tamburlaine with the command that he not advance into Africa or Greece, and with the offer to negotiate for peace. The Basso leaves on his mission. After he is gone, Bajazeth's regents speak flatteringly to him, and he speaks determinedly about how he will conquer the Greeks once and for all.

Part 1, Act 3, Scene 1 Analysis

In this brief scene the stage is set for Tamburlaine's next conquest. It is interesting to note how all the rulers he conquers, including Bajazeth and Cosroe, come across as over-confident and arrogant in much the same manner as does Tamburlaine. The core...

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