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Marat / Sade Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scenes 16, 17, 18, and 19 Summary

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Act 1, Scenes 16, 17, 18, and 19 Summary

Scene 16 - The People's Reaction: The Quartet sings in reaction to Marat's claims, saying they want the peace and food and safety promised them in the revolution. As the music ends, the Herald comments that all anyone wants is harmony, a harmony that society has nearly achieved. Meanwhile, Attendants wake Corday for the following scene.

Scene 17 - First Conversation between Corday and Duperret: The Herald introduces the scene, narrating how Corday, who was schooled in a convent, was inspired by Duperret's revolutionary beliefs. The inmate playing Duperret (who, it must be remembered, was described as a sexual obsessive) has to be reminded repeatedly to concentrate on the scene and not on Corday's body. Corday, speaking in a unique vocal style, wonders aloud how to challenge Marat and his beliefs. As Duperret/the inmate continues to caress Corday, he tries to convince her to...

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