Peregrine’s name means “traveler,” and he is another English traveler abroad, a counterpoint to Sir Politic Would-be. Sir Politic offers to help Peregrine learn the ways of Venice and avoid corruption, and Peregrine agrees in order to spend time with Sir Politic (whom he considers to be a ridiculous figure) for his own amusement. When Lady Would-be mistakes Peregrine for a prostitute, Peregrine believes he has fallen for a prank of Sir Politic’s, and he immediately designs his own prank in revenge.
Peregrine Character Timeline in Volpone
The timeline below shows where the character Peregrine appears in Volpone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2, Scene 1
...observe. He marks trends for his own use and he knows information about government affairs. Peregrine responds that he believes himself very lucky to have met Sir Politic, since Sir Politic... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 2
...square dressed as a mountebank and followed by a crowd of people. Sir Politic and Peregrine watch as Volpone mounts the stage and launches into a speech, explaining that the crowd... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 3
Act 4, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 2
Act 4, Scene 3
Act 5, Scene 4