The Cocktail Party - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Scene III takes place in the same room on the next afternoon. Edward answers the door to the unidentified guest. He says he has come to remind Edward that by agreeing to the terms of their agreement, he has made a decision and he is no longer free. He knows Edward will want to change his mind but it is too late. He says that it is a serious thing to be bringing someone back from the dead. Edward questions this phrasing, and the unidentified guest says that we all die to each other every day and that we are actually strangers to each other, and that he and Lavinia are strangers to each other. He advises Edward that he must face all of the people that he would rather forget, yet face them all as strangers, including Lavinia. He then reminds Edward that he...

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