Sarah Kane: Complete Plays - Study Guide Blasted, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Kane
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It is morning in the hotel room at the beginning of Scene 2 of "Blasted", and Cate is asleep. Ian reads the newspapers and searches the room for liquor. Sipping some stale gin, he is wracked with pains. He coughs, and Cate wakes up. Ian is wracked to the point of death but recovers. He lights a cigarette, tosses his gun on the bed and assures her he will die soon, then enters the bathroom.

In his absence, Cate dresses, destroys Ian's jacket and surreptitiously examines the gun. Ian reenters and invites her to breakfast. She refuses and points his gun at him. As he talks her down, she panics and passes out into a trance. While Cate is out, Ian masturbates while pointing his gun at her. She awakens, laughing, and demands to go home. Ian locks the door to keep her in, warning her...

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