'Tis Pity She's a Whore

by

John Ford

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore: Act 3, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Vasquez informs Hippolita that Soranzo and Annabella are going to be married in two days. Hippolita wishes that they would marry in two hours so that she can get her revenge on them.
Another plot of revenge is brewing: Hippolita is using Soranzo’s wedding in order to carry out her own mission against him as the play continues to tie the themes of lust and bloodlust.
Themes
Passion, Lust, and Bloodlust Theme Icon
Injustice Theme Icon
Vasquez reaffirms his commitment to Hippolita’s plot. She tells him she will be his even though he is a servant. She says that Soranzo would laugh to see her weep, but that he can laugh and enjoy his revels for now, because in two days he will cease to live.
Vasquez and Hippolita serve as good foils for each other. She is driven by passion and therefore blind to the fact that he is lying to her, leading to her own death. Vasquez is cool and deceptive, a trait that allows him to survive the play.
Themes
Passion, Lust, and Bloodlust Theme Icon