The Ruling Class - Act 2, Scenes 8, 9, 10, 11, and Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 8, 9, 10, 11, and Epilogue Summary

Scene 8 - Herder comes in to speak with Jack, who is watching Tucker being taken away. He says it's impossible for Jack to have killed Claire, saying that he's been cured and is now accepting of the world on its own terms. Jack agrees, but when Herder says he wants to know what happened to Claire, Jack responds with graphic comments about how her body is rotting. Herder suddenly lunges at him, accusing him of being the killer. Jack fights him off, accuses him of being Claire's lover, insists he's cured and tells Herder that the doctor has become just as paranoid as he once believed Jack to be. He then pushes Herder to the floor and goes out, saying that if there's a trial he's to tell the truth, that Jack is completely normal. Herder convinces himself that he was...

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