The Secret Rapture - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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In Katherine's shabby apartment, Katherine refuses Isobel's suggestion that the two of them go for a walk, saying that she is fed up with being told what to do as though Isobel always knew best. Isobel brings in a Shepherd's Pie, which Katherine also rejects. Katherine then suggests that Isobel sell or mortgage Robert's house, that way she would have some money. Isobel says the house is already mortgaged, ignores the suggestion to sell, and continues to eat "mechanically." Katherine talks about her frustration with Isobel, who seems to be avoiding life, while Katherine wants to go out and drink, do something, anything, just to feel alive. Isobel says that if Katherine wants her to, she will go. Angrily, Katherine says Isobel should do exactly that – but when Isobel stands, Katherine begs her to stay. She does.

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