Death and the Maiden - Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

Dawn light is beginning to show, and Roberto awakes, only to discover he is tied to a chair. Paulina is seated in front of him, calmly holding the gun. She addresses him as Doctor Miranda. He says nothing, since he is still gagged. She says she had a friend at university by the name of Ana Maria Miranda, who went on to get her diploma and become a doctor. She then says that she didn't have the opportunity to finish her own studies (also in medicine) and get her diploma, implying that Dr. Miranda was responsible for that.

She explains that Gerardo was waiting for her outside the university. This was fortunate, as she had an aversion to the field of medicine. She is considering reapplying and finishing her studies, as it seems that students who were "kicked out" while the...

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