Death and the Maiden - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

It is an hour later. The stage is dark again. Gerardo and Paulina have had dinner (or, at least, put the dinner things away) and have gone to bed. A car pulls up to the house (offstage), and someone gets out and knocks insistently on the door.

Gerardo assures Paulina that everything is all right as he turns on a light (also offstage) and cross the room to open the front door. Roberto Miranda, Gerardo's "good Samaritan" from earlier, is the unexpected visitor.

Gerardo admits to Roberto that he had scared them. It hasn't been long since being awoken in the middle of the night only meant being taken away by police for questioning. In the meantime, Paulina slips out into the room and onto the terrace, unseen by the two men. Roberto apologizes and says that he stopped by for...

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