The Sound of a Voice - Scene 9 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 9 Summary

The Man comes out with a bundle of his belongings, ready to leave. The Woman comes out and asks him whether he's really going. The Man confesses that he came seeking glory, which the Woman understands to mean that he came to kill her. The Man says he was too weak. The Woman brings him his sword, asking whether he truly meant to leave without it. He takes it, and the Woman asks him to stay. The Man says he can't stay where he's been defeated, but the Woman says she never meant to defeat him, only care for him.

The Man confesses that because she transformed herself and the world in his eyes, he's been defeated. The Woman accuses him of believing what was said about her being a witch and then suggests that he kill her. The Man says he can't, and the Woman asks...

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