Mourning Becomes Electra - Study Guide Play 1, Act 1, Scene 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Lavinia and Seth sit and chat. They discuss Adam Brant's resemblance to the Mannon family, and Seth asks whether Lavinia knows anything about Abe Mannon's brother David. They talk about how David had married a French Canadian nurse after getting her pregnant. Seth then tells Lavinia the rest of the story: how Abe threw David out of the house and out of the family, how David and his wife went west, and how David died, leaving his wife to raise their child alone. Seth also theorizes that Adam Brant's unusual last name came from his French Canadian mother's last name of Brantome. Lavinia reacts angrily, but Seth says that for her father's sake she must learn whether Brant is or isn't David Mannon's son. Seth suggests that she catch Brant off-guard and ask him about his family. Just then, Brant appears...

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