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Marat / Sade Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scenes 29, 30, 31, and 32 Summary

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Act 2, Scenes 29, 30, 31, and 32 Summary

Scene 29 - Preparations for the Third Visit: The chorus of inmates whispers and repeats the name "Corday" as Attendants and the Herald struggle to rouse Corday for her final visit to Marat. Corday, barely conscious, speaks in poetic, bloody detail about her sudden awareness of how it feels to have one's head chopped off by a guillotine. Duperret sings a love song to her in an attempt to convince her to not kill Marat. As he caresses her, he discovers a dagger concealed in her bosom and tries to convince her to leave it behind. Corday suddenly wakes and pushes him away, referring to the story of how a female Christian warrior, Judith, took the destiny of her people into her hands and killed an oppressive ruler. Over Duperret's protests, she describes a dream she had in which she was in...

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