The Threepenny Opera - Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 4 Summary

The narrator appears and says that Macheath is preparing an escape from London. Macheath lies in bed as Polly rushes in with the news that her father has visited Brown and threatened him. Now Brown thinks it would be a good idea if Macheath disappeared for a while. As she shows him the list of charges against him that has suddenly appeared and begs him to never commit another crime, Macheath tells her sharply that it's now up to her to run his business. He shows her his records of which criminal has done what, instructing her on how to handle each man. At first Polly is reluctant, but then she realizes and accepts what she has to do. When he tells her to send all the profits to a particular bank in Manchester, she asks whether she should rent out Macheath's rooms so there...

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