Mourning Becomes Electra - Study Guide Play 2, Act 3 Summary & Analysis

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This scene is set in Ezra's study, with his portrait again looming over the action. Ezra's body lies on a bier for viewing. Orin looks down at his father and, as Lavinia appears and listens without him knowing, mocks Ezra for being no different in death than he was in life. Lavinia locks the door behind her and then tells him to be respectful. Orin responds by saying that men who've been in war react to death differently. He then tells her about some of the men he killed and then tells the truth about how he got wounded; he had lost his reason one day, decided that the best way to end the war would be if men from the opposing sides met and shook hands, and had then walked toward the enemy lines to do exactly that. He says he got wounded for...

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