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

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Gerardo and Roberto are seated at the table with lunch in front of them. Roberto is still tied, but with his hands in front of him now, so he can eat. Paulina is out on the terrace, able to see the men but not hear their conversation. Gerardo addresses him as Doctor Miranda and refuses to address him as Roberto when asked. He prefers to treat him "as a client." He begins spooning soup to Roberto between his own mouthfuls, occasionally cleaning his mouth with a napkin.

Roberto asserts that Gerardo's wife needs psychiatric treatment. Gerardo assures him that he is her treatment. Roberto asks if she'll kill him, which Gerardo aggress with, unless he confesses. At this point Paulina interjects a comment that the secret police did use doctors in their torture sessions. Roberto says that the medical association looked...

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