A Children's Tragedy - Act II, Scene 4 through Act II, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Act II, Scene 4 through Act II, Scene 7 Summary

Melchior is lying in a hayloft when Wendla comes in looking for him. At first, he is embarrassed and tries to throw her out. Then, when she refuses to go, he becomes aroused by her and begins to kiss her. Wendla objects, but Melchior does not listen to her. Melchior says that love does not exist and that all actions are selfish, and over her protests, Melchior has sex with her.

In Scene 5, Melchior's mother, Mrs. Gabor, is writing a letter to Moritz. She explains that she cannot give Moritz money to flee the country. Moritz is devastated because he has failed to pass to the next grade level, and he has threatened to kill himself unless Mrs. Gabor gives him the money to flee the country. Mrs. Gabor believes that...

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