Volpone - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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This scene is a funny scene, intended to act as break in the seriousness for the viewer, but it also mimics exactly what will become of Volpone. Sir Politic disguises himself like as Volpone is disguised, he is discovered, like Volpone will be discovered, and Sir Politic experiences a reversal in fortune -- Sir Politic is about to become the butt of jokes he would normally tell and Volpone looses everything.

This scene is also the conclusion of the subplot. In the play's conclusion, Sir Politic looses foreshadowing that good will triumph over evil after all.

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