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

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

It is now midday, and Roberto has not moved. We join them in the middle of more of Paulina's remembrances of the horrors she suffered in the doctor's "care." She had estranged herself from her parents, so when she was released, she had very few choices of where to go.

Roberto makes a movement as if he wants to speak, but she makes him wait, thinking he's hungry, and imitates the doctor's voice for a moment. She then explains why he wouldn't have known about Gerardo and made the connection to her. She had not mentioned Gerardo in all the time that she was being tortured, but his house is where she went as soon as she was released.

Gerardo then returns to the house, and Paulina enquires how it went and whether the flat was fixed. He doesn't answer. Instead...

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