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

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As the town where Zenocrate dies burns to the ground, Tamburlaine and his three sons follow Zenocrate's hearse. Tamburlaine urges his sons to cease mourning, but all three comment that they are completely consumed with grief. Tamburlaine speaks at detailed length of his plans for turning them into soldiers worthy of being called the sons of Tamburlaine the Great. The sensitive Calyphas worries that he and the others will be killed or wounded before they can properly learn their lessons, but Tamburlaine speaks at mocking length about how they must learn to be strong. He cuts his arm to demonstrate how a wound means nothing, saying that to be ornamented with blood shed in battle is to be ornamented with a greater jewel than rubies. Calyphas is uncomfortable, but Celebinus and Amyras both ask for wounds of their own. As Tamburlaine cutshis sons...

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