New PDF release: Cliffsnotes Volpone & the Alchemist

By PH. D. James P. McGlone

ISBN-10: 0822072904

ISBN-13: 9780822072904

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It is an excellent indication of the success of his ruse. ACT V--SCENE 7 Summary Voltore is grumbling about Mosca's knavery. Volpone tells him that the court awaits his coming, and the fox begins to supplicate for some of the rents from a tenement house owned by the deceased Volpone. When the meaning of the request dawns on Voltore, he vents his spleen on the head of Volpone. With a parting insult, Volpone runs for the next corner. Commentary These street scenes build in speed and frustration, and Volpone's gaiety increase with each encounter.

In the course of the argument, we learn that Face was a "housekeeper," a superior livened servant, Subtle, a starving vagabond, unable to make even the simplest living by the practice of alchemy. Face supplied his employer's house as headquarters for the combine's operations while the owner, Lovewit, is absent from London to avoid the plague. Each of the men is certain that his is the greater contribution to the prosperity of the group. After considerable effort, Dol manages to impose some common sense; grumbling, the conspirators agree to work together for their common good and society's peril.

In fact, Jonson makes the point that to continue praise would make the dedication seem artificial. TO THE READER Jonson expresses dissatisfaction with much of the drama of the time. " The plays are ill constructed, and if there are good things in them, it is only because everything is thrown into them and inevitably there are some successful bits, even if only by chance. com PROLOGUE The person interested in the handling of verse might examine this prologue with care. The lines resemble heroic couplets, but they are quite different in their impact.

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