The Jew of Malta | Study Guide

Christopher Marlowe

Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic
MLA

Bibliography

Course Hero. "The Jew of Malta Study Guide." Course Hero. 7 May 2018. Web. 24 Sep. 2018. <https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Jew-of-Malta/>.

In text

(Course Hero)

APA

Bibliography

Course Hero. (2018, May 7). The Jew of Malta Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved September 24, 2018, from https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Jew-of-Malta/

In text

(Course Hero, 2018)

Chicago

Bibliography

Course Hero. "The Jew of Malta Study Guide." May 7, 2018. Accessed September 24, 2018. https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Jew-of-Malta/.

Footnote

Course Hero, "The Jew of Malta Study Guide," May 7, 2018, accessed September 24, 2018, https://www.coursehero.com/lit/The-Jew-of-Malta/.

The Jew of Malta | Act 5, Scene 3 | Summary

Share
Share

Summary

Having toured the city and repaired the damage caused by the siege, Calymath expresses admiration for Malta's strategic position in the Mediterranean. A messenger enters to deliver Barabas's invitation to a banquet before Calymath sets sail for Turkey. Calymath is hesitant to accept at first, but the messenger inveigles him with the mention of a gigantic pearl as a gift and with further details about the banquet: the Turkish troops will dine at a monastery on the edge of the city. Calymath gives his assent.

Analysis

This brief scene contributes suspense to the story, since Calymath's hesitation conveys a hint of suspicion regarding Barabas's plans. The messenger's description of the giant pearl, however, obviously appeals to the Turkish leader. By this time, it is not surprising that Barabas knows full well how to bait his trap.

Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about The Jew of Malta? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!