The Balcony - Scene 5 Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 5 Part 2 Summary

Arthur (the Executioner) comes in, now dressed in a business suit. His conversation with Irma reveals that they're lovers. The screaming heard earlier was the authentic screaming of the Prisoner as she was being whipped, and Irma has difficulty replacing prostitutes when the things they're asked to do become too much for them and the lines between illusion and reality become blurred. It's also revealed that Arthur is about to go on a mission for Irma into the rebel territory and that he's got another session to do that night in which he's to pose as a corpse. Irma refuses to tell him who the visitor is, and Arthur goes out, teasingly calling her a bitch.

During the conversation Carmen has finished the accounts, and when she tells Irma they've earned over three hundred, Irma comments on how people keep coming in no matter how...

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