The Sound of a Voice - Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 2 Summary

The next morning, the Man prepares to leave. The Woman brings food, and as he eats, she asks where he's going. Their conversation reveals that he's unprepared, or unable, to tell her where he's headed. The Woman brings the vase of flowers in, and the Man observes that flowers like that don't grow nearby. The Woman says that visitors bring them. She takes care of them, and sometimes they last for months. She adds that she creates a world beyond that which the Man can know. She then convinces him to stay.

Scene 2 Analysis

The play never makes it clear whether the Woman notices that there's a flower missing from her vase. The implication of her conversation, which suggests that she takes very good care of the flowers, is that she knows full well that the Man has taken one. For whatever reason, she allows him to...

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