'Tis Pity She's a Whore - Act 3, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary

Scene 1 - Bergetto vows to Poggio that he's going to marry Philotis no matter what. They talk about the gifts she gave him, making crude jokes about how he's sexually aroused at the thought of her and about how that arousal also arouses his courage.

Scene 2 - In front of Giovanni, Putana and Vasquez, Florio tells Soranzo he wants him for Annabella's husband, and he urges Annabella to treat Soranzo well. In an aside, Giovanni tells Annabella to think only of him. Florio, Putana and Vasquez go out, leaving Soranzo alone with Annabella. As Soranzo professes his love and pleads for Annabella's love in return, Giovanni appears above, listens and comments in frequent, angry asides. Annabella repeatedly rebuffs Soranzo, sometimes jokingly and sometimes pointedly. Finally, she tells him to forget his hopes of marrying her and asks him to keep her response secret...

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