Tamburlaine the Great - Study Guide Part 2, Act 3, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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A Messenger brings Callapine news of the approach of Tamburlaine's massive army. Callapine tells him his army is as big and as mighty, and then he, Orcanes, and the Three Kings brag that Tamburlaine will soon encounter complete defeat. Callapine prepares to lead them onto the field of battle.

Tamburlaine enters, accompanied by his sons. Tamburlaine salutes his enemies with a reference to the salutes paid to the Trojans by the Greeks at the beginning of the Trojan War. Callapine and the Kings counter with comments about how he will soon end up in chains. After more mutual taunting, Tamburlaine comments on the tortures in hell that await the traitorous Almeda, who stands with Callapine. Callapine then starts to crown Almeda, but Almeda asks permission from Tamburlaine, who tells him to take it so he can be slaughtered like the other kings. Theridimas...

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