Volpone - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Corvino has come to Volpone's too early. At Corvino's arrival, Mosca goes to tell Bonario that his father has been delayed, and he can go to the gallery to wait in the meantime, but because Bonario does not trust Mosca, he decides to stay put.

Celia becomes aware of what Corvino intends, and she begs him not to endanger her chastity. Celia offers to do whatever he asks if he will not make her sleep with Volpone. Corvino is outraged she is trying to defy him. Corvine threatens her with all sorts of odd punishments, including killing a slave and tying his dead body to her. Mosca and Corvino finally leave her alone in the room, hoping that once they leave, she will relent.

While Celia laments her husband prostituting her, Volpone jumps off the couch and announces his presence. Celia is surprised to see...

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