Death and the Maiden - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

The scene is a concert hall, several months later. Gerardo and Paulina arrive, dressed elegantly and sit facing the mirror, their backs to the audience. We hear music, as well as the typical audience noise. When the music ends, Gerardo applauds, and the sound of general applause rises with him. Paulina does not applaud. They both get up and walk as if making their way to the foyer amidst a throng of departing listeners.

Gerardo begins thanking invisible spectators. He has apparently released an important report through the commission. Paulina leaves him as he is speaking and buys some candy from a nearby bar area.

As she pays, Roberto enters. According to the stage direction, he may be real, or just in Paulina's head. A bell sounds, indicating that the concert is about to recommence. She returns to Gerardo's side, and...

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