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Remind yourself of Act III scenes ii and iii. What is the

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Remind yourself of Act III scenes ii and iii. What is the importance of these two scenes in the context of the whole play in "tis pity she's a whore"? Both these scenes work together as a catalyst for the rest of the corruption in the play and therefore act as a crucial turning point. The importance is recognised in these features of the scenes and is especially seen in the plot and in the characters use of language. Scene ii opens with Florio's consent for Soranzo to talk with Anabella about marriage. This jovial atmosphere is then seen to descend into something more sinister and threatens the rest of the events in the play to a harsh end. ...read more.


The presentation of Giovanni in scene ii is can be shown as a parallel to the mood of the play. By being above Anabella and Soranzo on the balcony the audience begin to feel a sense that Giovanni is governing the situation below and has total control as he is "confirmed" that his sister loves him. This control however, is soon lost as soon as Anabella begins to sicken. He comes to her level which could show a loss of order as things begin to collapse. The pregnancy is a catalyst for the destruction to come and Giovanni's actual position in the scene by coming down from above symbolises this downfall to come. The audience soon realise that there is something wrong which shows that without these scenes the play would be pointless as they are a pivotal point in the play. ...read more.


The lies obviously enhance this feeling of an ominous atmosphere and we begin to realise that Anabella needs to come up with an alibi before the pregnancy shows. The uses of questions and exclamation marks have an effect on this tension as well, which also shows a direct change from the calmer scenes before. The contrast is easily seen and adds importance to this scene. These scenes are very important in the play as they act as a pivotal point and forebode the malicious events to come. The use of Ford's language from the characters emphasise the tension and change in mood. Giovanni also acts a presentation of this in his position in the scenes. Without these scenes, the rest of the play would not end in the way it does which is why they are so important. ?? ?? ?? ?? Michael Cunliffe ...read more.

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