Tamburlaine the Great - Study Guide Part 2, Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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In the presence of their three sons (Calyphas, Amyras and Celebinus), Zenocrate asks Tamburlaine when he will retire from the constant combat that continues to dominate his life. Tamburlaine says that he will stop when the earth ceases to revolve, and tells her to bear herself like a queen. He comments on how their three sons are more precious to him than all the lands he has ever conquered, but that they do not look as aggressive as he would like. Zenocrate reminds him that they may resemble her in looks, but their attitudes are his, recounting an incident in which Celebinus controlled a rebellious horse. Tamburlaine compliments him, talking proudly about how he has inherited the ways of an emperor and how his children will be emperors from the moment they are born. Amyras asks for the same kind of praise, and...

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