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December 31, 2007

Volp. Do you not see it, sir? Corb. What? I think I do.

The ‘purblind’ (Parker ed., 284) Corbaccio, throughout the play, has had difficulty in hearing what people are saying, and is ‘late and uncertain in taking his cues’ (ibid).  This onstage moment will be coloured by similar moments previously, and is sharpened as an instance of comedy by the double meaning of Volpone’s question: ‘Do not you see [that you are being duped], sir?’


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