Volpone - Act 4, Scenes 4, 5, and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scenes 4, 5, and 6 Summary

This scene is set at the Scrutenio, or Senate House. Mosca, Corvino, Corbaccio, and Voltore enter and are planning how to get out of their predicament. Corvino is worried Voltore will become co-heir, because of Voltore's service to Volpone and he is presenting the case in court. Mosca assures him it is not true. Corvino also worries his reputation will be damaged, because of his decision to prostitute his wife. Mosca tells him not to worry, because he is producing witnesses against Celia.

The court officials ask for Volpone, but Mosca protests, saying he is too ill. The officials insist and they send for Volpone. Voltore asks if he, as Volpone's lawyer, might speak in his absence. Voltore then explains that Celia and Bonario are known lovers, and when Corbaccio found out his son was having an affair with a married woman, he...

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