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Next to Normal Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Part 4 Summary

Brian Yorkey
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Act 2, Part 4 Summary

Scene 10 - Diana musically asks Madden an urgent driving question: what happens when a treatment reveals a wound different from the one that had originally been treated ("The Break" - see "Quotes," p. 89), indicating that she believes the real wound is not in her mind, but in her soul. Madden, in a reprise of "Make Up Your Mind," suggests that Diana look at the situation as an opportunity for clarity, and that she might need more treatment. Then, in a reprise of "Catch Me I'm Falling," Diana and Gabe both resist the idea of both more talk and electroshock therapy. Madden continues his efforts to convince her to try again, but Diana insists there should be no limit on the amount of time she can be allowed to grieve for her child (see "Quotes," p. 92). Madden makes one last try, but Diana leaves.

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