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Sarah Kane: Complete Plays Chapter Summary & Analysis - 4.48 Psychosis, Part 2 Summary

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4.48 Psychosis, Part 2 Summary

In the second half of "4.48 Psychosis", the protagonist emerges from her suicide attempt disoriented and panicking. She is terrified of dying and begs the heavens to save her from the torment and atrocity that makes life unlivable. The protagonists saves that she is responsible for the genocides of the Holocaust, the Kurds in Iraq, and the Balkans. She is disgusted with her own complicity. She begs her beloved doctor to look away from her.

In the passage that follows, the protagonist speaks in gnostic tones, prophesying the end of the world, but she concludes by announcing that Christ is dead, and she reasons that only those who insanely believe in God are considered sane. She says that at 4:48 AM, everything becomes clear for a time. She is not tormented and wracked with fears. Her doctor assures her she will get better, but the protagonist is...

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