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

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This scene is set in Ezra's study a month later. Underneath the looming portrait of Ezra in his judge's robes, Orin sits at his desk writing. As he finishes, he talks to the portrait, explaining that he's writing down the truth about everything that happened. Lavinia rattles the locked door. Orin hides his document and then goes to open it. Lavinia comes in, in another green dress like Christine's. Orin explains to her that he is studying his father's law books, and when Lavinia asks why he keeps the curtains closed, he refers to the sun as an accusing eye and says the dark is a fitting place to sit and examine questions of guilt. Lavinia tries to tease him, saying he can keep on being mysterious if he wants. She then says that being closed up in the dark isn't good for his health...

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