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

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Tamburlaine and his three sons attend Zenocrate, who lies in bed as physicians attempt to treat her. Tamburlaine speaks at poetic length about Zenocrate's beauty and how the various manifestations of God and heaven join forces to entertain and celebrate her. He then asks the physicians whether there is anything they can do for her, and they tell him that if she survives this difficult phase (of whatever never-defined illness is troubling her), she will live. Tamburlaine then speaks with even more poetic language about how he would be unable to live if she died. Zenocrate urges him to live and then begs to be allowed to die. She urges her sons to emulate their father, and then calls for music, which she says will enable her to pass from life peacefully. Music plays as Tamburlaine speaks with increasing poeticism about what a...

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