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The Jew of Malta

The Jew of Malta

  

by Christopher Marlowe

The Jew of Malta Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

  • Enter Bellamira, the local prostitute.She's upset because ever since the Turks started threatening Malta, business has been slow.
  • People evidently don't feel too frisky when they're under threat of attack.
  • Her pimp, Pilia-Borza (which is a pimp-sounding name, no?) comes in and shows her a bag of silver, which he says he stole from Barabas's house.
  • Looks like Barabas is back in business, and they're going to figure out a way to get at his money.
  • They spot Ithamore and hide the silver.
  • Ithamore glimpses Bellamira, and is immediately stuck by her extreme hotness.
  • But he's admirably goal-oriented, so he continues on todeliver the faked letter and trick Lodowick and Mathias into killing each other.

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