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Mourning Becomes Electra Chapter Summary & Analysis - Play 3, Act 4, Summary

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Play 3, Act 4, Summary

This scene is again set outside the house. Seth appears, again singing "Shenandoah." He comments on how he can see Lavinia picking flowers, and how she has filled the entire house with them since Orin's death. Lavinia then appears with her arms full of flowers. The stage directions indicate that she again looks the way she did at the beginning of the play, thin and haggard. She tells Seth to give the flowers to the cook and put them around the house. Seth comments on how she looks as though she's been getting no sleep and then asks whether he can bring something outside onto the porch for her to sleep on. Lavinia says that she can't go into the house anymore, haunted as it is by all the dead Mannons. She refers to it as a "temple of hate and death...

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