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Marat / Sade - Study Guide Act 2, Scenes 27-30 Summary & Analysis

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Marat imagines himself speaking before the National Assembly of France and gives a speech telling them who should be tribune. The four singers rise up and shout conflicting insults and praises on the leaders of the Revolution: Marat, Robespierre, and Danton. Marat speaks about the dangers facing France, such as the outside forces, who are looking for a way to conquer France, and the members of the Revolution, who are turning traitors. Coulmier defends these “traitors,” saying that the world has moved on and that the accusations against these men have been eradicated by the Emperor. Marat warns about the counter-revolution that threatens civil war. Marat says that the freedom envisioned by the revolutionaries has not yet been achieved. He attempts to rouse the people again. He condemns the corrupt forces within the Revolution who do not advocate the equal distribution of wealth and those who...

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