Volpone - Study Guide Act 5, Scenes 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 Summary & Analysis

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Mosca and Volpone meet back up in their disguises. Volpone leaves to check on the courts. Mosca sends Nano, Castrone, and Androgyno to revel, because he is the heir. Mosca then begins setting the "fox trap" to overcome Volpone.

Volpone runs into Corbaccio and Corvino on the street, and he congratulates them on the wealth they just inherited, feigning that he thinks Volpone left him his estate. They quickly leave him. Then he sees Voltore and goes to torture him.

Volpone mocks Voltore, much in the same way he mocked Corbaccio and Corvino. When Voltore exits, Volpone hurries to meet Corbaccio and Corvino at the corner to continue the torture.

When Mosca passes, Corbaccio and Corvino are infuriated that a mere parasite has gained their wealth. Volpone comes upon the scene and says he cannot believe the story of the parasite is true...

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