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Volpone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scenes 4 and 5 Summary

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Act 2, Scenes 4 and 5 Summary

Volpone cries out that he is wounded. The viewer assumes that he is wounded from Corvino's beating, but then he announces he is wounded in love. Volpone and Mosca lament that he was ever told about Celia, and Mosca promises to do whatever he can to ensure that Volpone has Celia. Volpone, overcome with lust, tells Mosca to take whatever money and treasure he needs, as long as he gets him the girl. Volpone begins to discard his disguise and sends Mosca to get the girl, while he revels in the success of his disguise.

In the next scene, we see Corvino dragging Celia by her hair. Corvino is berating her for her dialogue with the mountebank -- something he sees as an act of betrayal. Celia begs for his patience, explaining that she would never be unfaithful and that she never goes...

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