The Sound of a Voice - Study Guide Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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The Woman models a new kimono for the Man, who says she looks beautiful and then starts to practice with his sword. The Woman tries to make plans for going for a walk or for picking flowers, but he's more interested in practicing. The Woman goes out, and the Man practices for a moment longer. He stops, contemplates his sword and then sits with his chin balanced on the sword's sharp end.

The Woman comes back in and is shocked to see him in that position. She tries to convince him to put the sword away, saying it scares her. He explains that a friend of his told him it is a perfect position for developing concentration and meditating. He adds that the friend said that if he ever sees something while he is meditating that he likes better than this world, he should just drop his...

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