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Volpone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 4, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 Summary

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Act 4, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 Summary

The beginning of Act 4, once again, brings Sir Politic and Peregrine into the picture. Sir Politic is educating Peregrine on how to be a proper gentleman traveler in Venice. Sir Politic then reveals he has a plot in mind and swears Peregrine to secrecy. Sir Politic wishes he had someone he could trust to tell his plans to, and then proceeds to reveal his plans to Peregrine. Sir Politic's ideas include supplying the state of Italy with discount herring, banning tinderboxes, and a test for the plague involving onions.

Lady Would-Be and Nano are still searching for Sir Politic when Lady Would-Be spies him from a distance and takes Peregrine to be a woman in man's clothing. Lady Would-Be then attacks Sir Politic for tarnishing his reputation. Sir Politic says he is confused and does not understand and leaves her. Lady Would-Be begins...

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