Tamburlaine the Great - Part 2, Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

A conversation between Callapine, the still-imprisoned son of Bajazeth and Zabina, and his jailer, Almeda, reveals that Callapine is plotting to escape the captivity imposed by Tamburlaine. He tells Almeda that a small armada of ships is docked close by, and offers the command of several of them on a mission to seek aid from his allies. He then says if Almeda is successful, he will be richly rewarded with money, status, servants, and beautiful women. Almeda accepts the offer, vowing to die before allowing Callapine to be recaptured. Callapine is released, and he and Almeda go out together.

Part 2, Act 1, Scene 3 Analysis

There is a deliberate echo in this scene of Part 1, Act 1, Scene 2, in which Tamburlaine convinced Theridimas to leave Cosroe's service and join his. The point here is to suggest that Tamburlaine is to be confronted with the same kind...

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