Mourning Becomes Electra - Play 2, Act 5 Summary & Analysis

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Play 2, Act 5 Summary

This act is set in the yard outside the Mannon house the following night. Christine is alone in the moonlight as Hazel comes out. Their conversation reveals that Christine had called Hazel to come over and keep her company since the nights are lonely and difficult now that Ezra's is gone, especially since Lavinia and Orin are away. Hazel offers to stay the night, and Christine accepts gratefully. Hazel leaves to tell her mother that she'll be staying, and Christine urges her to hurry back. Christine watches her go and then comments that she can see her talking to someone at the gate.

Orin and Lavinia appear, with Orin carrying a newspaper. He confronts Christine with the news that they followed her, saw her meet Brant, and heard them plotting to run away. Orin wonders whether Christine and Brant would have eventually planned to kill...

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