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Volpone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary

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Act 3, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary

Scene 1 of Act 3 is a soliloquy by Mosca. Mosca is so proud of himself for all the convincing he has done, and he plainly sees himself as better than the other servants. Mosca is growing aware of his power and independence from Volpone.

In Scene 2, Mosca runs into Bonario, Corbaccio's son. Bonario dismisses Mosca, telling him he wants nothing to do with him. Mosca thinks Bonario is rude because Mosca is poor, but Bonario tells him it is because he thinks Mosca is lazy and ingratiates himself to others too easily. Mosca begins to cry and pretends he is insulted. Bonario changes his opinion after seeing how sensitive Mosca is.

Mosca reveals that Bonario's father intends to disinherit him. Bonario cannot believe his claim, and Mosca offers to take him to Volpone's house where he can see it with his own eyes. Bonario...

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