Mourning Becomes Electra - Play 2, Act 4 Summary & Analysis

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Play 2, Act 4 Summary

This scene is set in a harbor near a ship. A drunken sailor sings the same song sung by Seth in Play 1, and then changes his tune and sings an Irish drinking song. Brant, dressed in a captain's uniform, comes out and orders the sailor to be quiet and identify himself or he'll shoot. The sailor apologizes, and Brant puts away his weapon. Their conversation reveals that there have been a lot of robberies in port, that the sailor used to work on ships owned by Ezra Mannon, and that he has read in the news that Mannon has died. As Brant reacts with surprise, the sailor speculates on what will happen to all Mannon's money. Brant tosses him a silver dollar, and the sailor goes away, singing a mournful dirge. Brant paces the deck of his ship nervously.

Christine appears. Brant runs down to...

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