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

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Part 2, Act 5, Scene 3 Summary

Theridimas and other regents each speak at poetic length of how the lights of the sky, the triumphs of the gods, and the glory of heaven all count for nothing if Tamburlaine dies.

Tamburlaine appears, again drawn in his carriage by Orcanes and the Third King and again accompanied by his sons. He urges Theridimas and the regents to raise their swords in defiance of the gods making him ill, collapses, rises again to urge the regents to battle the gods in his behalf, and then admits that he is dying. He has a vision of Death, calling it his slave and urging it to leave him alone and travel the battlefields instead. A Physician urges him to take some medicine, speaking at length of how his various blood vessels and organs are starved of spirit and must be restored. Tamburlaine resolves to...

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