Saint Joan - Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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The commander of the French army, Dunois, laments his bad fortune at being stalled at the Loire River at Orleans and unable to cross and defeat the English army. Being so close to victory or defeat is driving Dunois to the point of madness. Dunois desperately needs a westward wind so that his troops may attack the ships that would be hastened by a favorable wind. Joan is anxious to attack the close enemy, but Dunois holds her in check because of unfavorable wind conditions. Agreeing to pray with Dunois for a change in their fortunes, Joan agrees to accompany the French leader to a church. The wind quickly changes in their favor before the pair can even reach the building.

Joan's power has risen significantly now that she has acquired an army and the authority from the Dauphin to lead it into Orleans. The fact that the young woman...

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