Volpone - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Sir Politic Would-Be and Peregrine, an English Traveler who just arrived in Venice, are sitting in front of Corvino's house discussing their travels. Peregrine left England seven weeks ago, and Sir Politic is attempting to educate him on how to survive in a strange city and how to be an expert traveler.

Sir Politic relates a piece of outrageous news to Peregrine, who immediately assumes Sir Politic is gullible and that he will believe anything and feign knowledge about everything. Sir Politic relates that the only reason he is in Venice is because his wife wanted to come, and then he asks Peregrine for word from England.

Peregrine takes advantage of Sir Politic's gullibility and tells him outrageous stories that Sir Politic immediately believes. Peregrine then tells him how fortunate he was to run into Sir Politic, who can help him navigate the city.

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