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The Visit: A Tragi-comedy Summary
Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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The Visit: A Tragi-comedy Summary

Plot Summary

The impoverished town of Guellen looks to Claire Zachanassian for financial salvation. When she offers them a million dollars if they kill Ill, a citizen of the town and her former lover, the townspeople initially refuse, but their resolve is worn down by the allure of wealth, and they wind up carrying out her wish.

As the play opens, the townspeople of Guellen are preparing for the arrival of Claire Zachanassian, a millionaire who was born there, hoping that she will help relieve their poverty. Claire arrives with her husband, her eighth, and her butler, Boby. The townspeople greet her with much fanfare. Among those greeting her is Ill, now an old man, who was once her lover when they were younger. Claire asks to see the places where she and Ill made love and she travels to them. After she leaves, the townspeople remark that she seems...

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