The Ghost Sonata - Scene 2 (Pages 265 – 270) Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Scene 2 takes place inside the apartment building, in the unit belonging to the Colonel.

A servant, named Bengtsson, comes into the hallway with Johansson who has been employed for the night to serve the guests at a party being thrown by the Colonel. Bengtsson explains that he calls the party a “ghost supper” (265) because the guests look like ghosts: the same people have been coming to these gatherings for twenty years, saying the same things to each other, or else staying silent.

Bengtsson tells Johansson that the Colonel’s wife looks like a mummy and lives behind a hidden door in the apartment. Bengtsson opens the door to reveal the character known as the Mummy, who speaks in a baby’s voice. Bengtsson claims that the Mummy thinks she is a parrot. Bengtsson points out the statue of the Mummy when she was...

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