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Marat / Sade Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scenes 27 and 28 Summary

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Act 2, Scenes 27 and 28 Summary

Scene 27 - The National Assembly: The Herald announces that Marat is imagining himself speaking before the French government. The Quartet and other inmates take on the personalities and attitudes of angry, noisy politicians as Marat speaks forcefully about the hypocrisy and foolishness of the army and the government. Coulmier attempts to interrupt but he is ignored as Marat complains that none of his ideas have had any attention paid to them, and shouts that the poor and working classes are starving. From the sidelines, Duperret comments that what Marat is really trying to do is rouse the poor to another revolution. Marat accuses the politicians of being liars and of hating the people, shouting over Coulmier who threatens to stop the performance if Marat continues. Heckling from both the inmates/politicians and from Duperret eventually drowns Marat's voice out. Roux jumps up and...

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