Mourning Becomes Electra - Play 1, Act 4, Summary & Analysis

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Play 1, Act 4, Summary

Early the following morning, Christine slips out of bed and puts on a dressing gown. From the bed, Ezra says he wants to talk. Christine turns away from him so he can't see her face. Ezra speaks about an uneasy feeling he has, a premonition that Christine, the room, the spirits of his ancestors, and the house itself are all waiting for him to die. In response, Christine taunts him about the way he "took" her so forcefully, as though that would make him live. This makes Ezra accuse her of lying to him with her body the way she's always lied to him. Christine tells him that he's right, that being with him fills her with disgust, and that she's in love with Brant, who treats her like a lover in a way that Ezra never did. Ezra, who's becoming dangerously upset...

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