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Marat / Sade - Study Guide Act 1, Scenes 21-26 Summary & Analysis

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Marat wonders why it is getting to dark and requests Simonne to bring him his papers and call a man called Bas to whom he will dictate his call to the people of France. Simonne tells him that the darkness must have been a cloud over the sun or smoke from burning corpses. The Singers express how far Marat has fallen; how he is no longer a hero of the Revolution but an object of revenge, as freedom has still not been delivered. Corday speaks to Duperret in the aria style and looks forward to a day when all men will live in harmony. Duperret agrees envisioning a society in which each person defends every other and all individuals live in unity so that they do not need a ruler. Corday completes his thought by imagining a society in which each man governs himself.

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