Death and the Maiden - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

It is now getting on toward evening. Gerardo and Paulina are out on the terrace with the tape recorder. Roberto is still tied up in the living room. Gerardo is trying to get Paulina to tell him something she had started to tell him years before. The interruption then was a woman who Gerardo had been sleeping with while Paulina was imprisoned. The woman had claimed to be able to help Gerardo find Paulina.

Paulina had forgiven him this, though, and they had made a new start. However, she still wants to know how many times Gerardo slept with the other woman. He finally admits to doing so a total of 5 times. He asks if she truly wants them to torture each other in this way. Does she want him to leave?

Paulina wants him to stay. She wants them to...

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