'Tis Pity She's a Whore - Study Guide Act 3, Scenes 3, 4, 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 3 - A distraught Putana reveals to Giovanni that Annabella is pregnant, telling him that if a physician examines her and discovers the truth, Giovanni and Annabella are both doomed. The implication here is that unless Annabella is believed to be having legitimate sexual activity with a husband, the truth of who she has been having sex with will come out, making the crime of being unmarried and pregnant even worse. Giovanni tells Putana to keep both Florio and the doctor away from Annabella until he figures out what to do. Putana agrees.

Scene 4 - Richardetto tells Florio that Annabella said she's sick because she recently ate some melon, but he hints that the real reason she's ill is that she's desperate for sexual activity. Florio understands his meaning and assures him that she'll be married within a couple of days to Soranzo...

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