The Hostage - Act 2, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Part 3 Summary

Meg appears, looking for Teresa. The Volunteer and the Officer try to keep her from coming in. After a bantering series of jokes, Pat tells the Officer to let Meg in. The Officer, who seems to think Meg is there to have sex with the Soldier, says it would be a terrible thing to let him die with the mortal sin of having sex with a prostitute on his conscience. The Soldier overhears and shouts that he doesn't want to die. Meg makes a joke, Pat blames the Officer for upsetting the Soldier, and the Soldier lets Meg in.

Meg sees Teresa, who says she was just dusting. Meg understands what was really going on and says Teresa did nothing wrong. The Soldier tries to convince Meg to ask the Officer why he was kidnapped, leading Meg to tell him that the street where she...

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