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Volpone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 5, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 Summary

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Act 5, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 Summary

Volpone returns home and announces that he is tired of his act. Although, he did not dislike his disguise, he feels pretending to be ill in public has made some of his symptoms come true. Volpone decides to drink and calls for Mosca.

Mosca and Volpone take relief in knowing they made it out of the court situation unscathed. Mosca tells Volpone that Voltore did a marvelous job defending him. Volpone decides to end his con and tells Nano and Castrone to go about town and say he has died. Volpone writes a will that names Mosca as his heir. Volpone assumes the three legacy hunters will immediately be drawn to his house. There is a knock on the door, and Volpone hides.

Voltore, Corbaccio, Corvino, and Lady Would-Be walk into the room to find Mosca taking inventory and entreat him to show...

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