Tamburlaine the Great - Part 1, Act 5, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Act 5, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary

Scene 1 - The Governor of Damascus notes the city is under siege from Tamburlaine, imagines him to be remorseless, and expresses the hope that the Four Virgins he is planning to send to him will awaken mercy in him. The First Virgin tells the Governor that if he had taken greater care in planning their safety, their mission would not be nearly the death warrant that it seems. The Governor urges her to think of the potential good their actions will provide to the city and to forgive him, then bids them farewell and goes out.

Scene 2 - In continuous action, Tamburlaine, Theridimas, Techelles and other regents join the Virgins. Tamburlaine says the Governor should have asked for mercy before the attack when he had the chance. The First Virgin speaks flatteringly to him and beseeches him to have pity on...

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