Tamburlaine the Great - Part 2, Act 3, Scenes 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Act 3, Scenes 3 and 4 Summary

Scene 3 - The armies of Techelles and Theridimas arrive at the gates of the capital city of their latest conquest, with Techelles urging a violent assault and Theridimas urging that they wait to see if the city will surrender peacefully. The Captain of the city's guard appears, accompanied by his wife Olympia and their son. Techelles and Theridimas demand that he surrender the city, describing in detail what will result if he does not do so. The Captain swears that he will never surrender and withdraws. Theridimas and Techelles issue orders to begin the assault; war horns sound, and the assault begins.

Scene 4 - Within the city walls, Olympia urges the Captain to escape with her and their son. The Captain reveals that he has been fatally wounded, and dies. Olympia wishes that she would die as well, takes the Captain's...

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