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Mourning Becomes Electra - Play 2, Act 1, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Play 2, Act 1, Part 1 Summary

This second play in the trilogy is entitled The Haunted. Two days after Ezra's death, a group of townspeople leave the house after paying their respects to Christine. This is a different group from the group Seth showed around the estate at the beginning of Play 1, but they comment about the family and the situation in a similar fashion, discussing how broken down Christine seems, how Lavinia seems cold and detached, and how Lavinia had gone into town to meet Orin's train. They talk about how much of a shock Ezra's death was, with one of the women saying it's possible that he was struck down by God because of his arrogance. Other members of the group angrily say that she's wrong, and another member of the group, a doctor, comments on how he's known for a long time that Ezra had a...

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