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Marat / Sade - Act 2, Scenes 31-33 Summary & Analysis

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The herald interrupts the performance once more to create greater drama and increase the climax of Marat’s final demise. To let Marat know how the world will continue after his death, the four singers sing a history of the events of 1793-1808. They sing about the deaths of all the leaders of the Revolution and the starvation and deprivations of the poor. They sing about how the generals of France take control of Paris for the sake of the people. They sing about the rise of Napoleon and victories over the armies of much of the world. The four singers quit their song just as Corday stabs Marat and he hangs over the tub with his pen in his right hand and his papers in his left. The play has ended.

Coulmier addresses the “enlightened ladies” and “pious gentlemen” of the audience. He calls for...

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