Volpone - Act 5, Scenes 10, 11, 12 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scenes 10, 11, 12 Summary

Voltore arrives at the sentencing of Celia and Bonario and tells the court everything has been a huge mistake and that Mosca orchestrated it all. The court officials are surprised to hear of Volpone's death. Corvino and Corbaccio, in an attempt to save their own reputations, tell the court that Voltore and Mosca are liars. Volpone and a notary are sent to look for Mosca.

Volpone meets Nano, Castrone, and Androgyno on the street while he looks for Mosca. They tell Volpone that Mosca let them loose and took the keys. With this, Volpone begins to suspect Mosca has no intention of relinquishing his spot as heir.

The court is about to reverse its decision on Celia and Bonario when Volpone rushes in and says Mosca is on his way. He (he who?) tells Voltore that Volpone lives and he is still his chosen one...

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