'Tis Pity She's a Whore - Act 5, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 5 Summary

Giovanni and Annabella argue over Annabella's repentance. Giovanni accuses her of being a faithless lover, and Annabella tries to convince him that the banquet has been planned to lure them to their deaths. Briefly they debate whether they'll see each other and be able to love each other when they're both dead and in heaven, and then Giovanni begins to weep. He says he's already grieving for the destruction of Annabella's beauty and love and for their being separated, since he doesn't believe they'll be reunited in heaven because he doesn't believe heaven exists. He urges her to pray for salvation and for a kind judgment from history, expressing the hope that joy in their love will triumph over people's disgust at their having committed incest. He takes her in his arms, kisses her and stabs her. When she asks why, he explains that he...

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