'Tis Pity She's a Whore - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Conversation between Giovanni and Annabella reveals that they have just made love, that Annabella has just lost her virginity and that Giovanni wonders why losing virginity is so important. Annabella comments wryly that it's not important to him because he's a man. Giovanni then suggests that she has to get married, implying that marriage is necessary to keep the sexual nature of their affair a secret. The implication is that sexual activity with Giovanni can be disguised by evidence of sexual activity with a husband. Annabella rejects the idea, saying she wants to be with nobody but him and that all her suitors repulse her. Giovanni says she'll still be able to truly love only him, and this calms her. They bid each other farewell, and Giovanni goes out.

Annabella calls in Putana, who makes crude comments about what's just happened. Florio comes in and...

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