'Tis Pity She's a Whore - Act 2, Scenes 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 2 and 3 Summary

Scene 2 - - Soranzo appears, reading aloud from a poem that talks about how painful love is and commenting in soliloquy that if Annabella had lived at the same time and in the same city as the poet, the poet would have a very different perspective. He's interrupted by Hippolita, who comes in followed by Vasquez and complains at angry length about how she's been treated by Soranzo since their affair ended. Soranzo repeatedly tries to calm her down, but she becomes angrier, revealing that she's been abandoned by him and accusing him of breaking his promise to marry her, made after her husband died on a sea voyage that Soranzo advised him to take. Soranzo says he's realized his promise was wicked and that he repents. He urges Hippolita to do the same and goes out.

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