Volpone - Act 3

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Section 1

Question Answer
(1) "I fear I shall begin to love with my dear self" (Mosca) soliloquy.
(1) "Your parasite is a most......precious thing" (Mosca) soliloquy.
(1) "All this wise world is little else in nature......but parasites or sub-parasites" (Mosca) soliloquy.
(1) "This is the creature had the art born with him//......Toils not to learn it, but doth practice it" (Mosca) soliloquy.

Section 2

Question Answer
(2,5) "I would be loath to interchange discourse......with such a mate as thou art" (Bonario) to Mosca.
(2,10) "Scorn not my poverty"//(Mosca)......"Not I, by heaven - but thou shalt give me leave to hate thy baseness" (Bonario) sees through Mosca's act.
(2,17) "What? Does he weep?......The sign is soft and good" (Bonario) is persuaded by Mosca.
(2,23) "I am faint to spin my own poor raiment... ...out of my mere observance" (Mosca) claims he has to spin his own clothes.
(2,35) "This cannot be......a personated passion" (Bonario) on Mosca
(2,40) "And in my master" (Mosca) subjugates himself.
(2,55) "It is from your own simple innocence......which makes your wrong more monstrous and abhorred" (Mosca) to Bonario.

Section 3

Question Answer
(3) "Lord, how it threats me......what I am to suffer" (Volpone) on hearing of Lady Would-Be's arrival.

Section 4

Question Answer
(3,3) "The storm comes......towards me" (Volpone) mocks Lady Would-Be with the aside.
(3,40) "I dreamt that a strange fury entered now my house......and with the dreadful tempest of her breath, did cleave my roof asunder" (Volpone) mocks Lady Would-Be with the aside.
(3,126) "Some power, some fate, some......fortune rescue me" (Volpone) mocks Lady Would-Be with the aside.

Section 5

Question Answer
(4,24) "Affect not these strange trials; if you doubt my chastity......why, lock me up, for ever: make me the heir of chastity" (Celia) thinks Corvino is testing her chastity.
(4,29) "Yet I am not mad - Not horn-mad, see you?......Go to, show yourself obedient, and a wife" (Corvino) to Celia
(4,38) "Honour? Tut, a breath: there is no such thing in nature......a mere term invented to awe fools" (Corvino)
(4,41) "What, is my gold worse for touching?......Clothes for being looked upon?" (Corvino) is used by Jonson to mock the Carpe Diem philosophy.
(4,65) "A pious work......mere chastity" (Corvino) convincing Celia to sleep with Volpone,
(4,73) "Or rather, sir, to prostitute"//(Mosca)......"Thanks, sweet Mosca" (Corvino) interrupts Mosca, showing he feels uncomfortable about what he is doing.
(4,94) "Sir, kill me rather. I will take down burning coals, do anything" (Celia)' shows how determined she is not to sleep with Mosca.
(4,96) "I will drag the hence home by the hair; cry thee a strumpet through the up thy mouth unto thy ears, and slit thy nose" (Corvino); violent language towards Celia.
(4,107) "Sir, what you please you may......I am your martyr" (Celia) has strong biblical connotations.
(4,113) "I shall remember this......will you disgrace me thus?" (Corvino) ironically interprets Celia not cheating on him as disgracing him.
(4,118) "An arrant locust, by heaven, a locust, whore......crocodile that has thy tears prepared" (Corvino) ironically describes Celia as a whore.

Section 6

Question Answer
(4) "Let us prove, while we can, the sports of love......time will not be ours forever" (Volpone) singing to Celia.
(4) "But if we once lose this light......Tis with us perpetual night" (Volpone) singing to Celia.
(4) "Why should we defer our joys?......Fame and rumour are but toys" ( Volpone) singing to Celia.
(4,126) "Some serene blast me, or dire lightning......strike this my offending face" (Celia) blames herself.

Section 7

Question Answer
(4) "See a carbuncle, may put out......both eyes of our St Mark" (Volpone) shows Celia the pleasure of sight.
(4) "We will eat such a meal. The heads of parrots, tongues of nightingales......the brains of peacocks, and of ostriches will be our food" (Volpone) shows Celia the pleasure of taste.
(4) "Innocence is all I can think wealthy......or worth th' enjoying" (Celia) to Volpone.
(4) "Cannot be taken......with these sensual baits" (Celia) to Volpone.
(4) "If you have conscience"//(Celia)......"Tis the beggars virtue" (Volpone) shows he does not have conscience.
(4) "Thy baths shall be the juice......of July-flowers" (Volpone) shows Celia the pleasures of touch.
(4) "Panther's breath gathered in bags......and mixed with Cretan wines" (Volpone) shows Celia the pleasures of smell.
(4) "Our drink shall be and amber" (Volpone) shows Celia the pleasures of taste.
(4) "While we in changed shapes, act Ovid's tales......Thou like Europa now, and I like Jove" (Volpone) shows Celia the pleasures of sex.

Section 8

Question Answer
(4) "Be bountiful......and kill me" (Celia) would rather die than sleep with Volpone.
(4) "Flay my......face" (Celia) is willing to suffer, not to sleep with Volpone.
(4) "I will kneel to you......pray for you" (Celia) expresses sympathy for Volpone, and this is what compels him to rape her.
(4) "Think me cold, frozen, and impotent, and so report me?......That I had Nestor's Hernia" (Volpone) thinks Celia has insulted his sexuality.
(4) "Yield, or i'll force thee"//(Volpone)."O Just God" (Celia) appeals to god in order to prevent the rape.
(4) "Forbear, four ravisher......libidinous swine" (Bonario) condemns Volpone.
(4) "I am unmasked, unspirited, undone......betrayed to beggary, to infamy" (Volpone) understand the consequences of his actions.

Section 9

Question Answer
Mosca after being stabbedand Volpone after attempting rape.

Section 10

Question Answer
(5,22) "A plot for you......sir" (Mosca) to Voltore; he takes control of this scene as he attempts to continue the dupe.

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