Mourning Becomes Electra - Play 3, Act 1, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Play 3, Act 1, Scene 1 Summary

This third play of the trilogy is called The Haunted. Seth and a group of men from the town sit outside the Mannon house, which looks as though it's been empty for quite a while. The men are drunk, and they make jokes about the house being haunted by Christine's ghost. Their conversation reveals that one of the men, Small, has been dared to go into the house; if he stays he night, he gets ten dollars. Small drinks some courage into himself, the other men joke about the party they'll have with his ten dollars, and then Seth shows Small into the house. The other men talk about their experiences of ghosts. When Seth comes back, they ask him whether it's really true that Christine killed herself out of grief over Ezra the way Lavinia said she did, adding that it was...

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