Spoon River Anthology - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue Summary

The Epilogue begins with two voices heard behind a screen beginning a game of checkers. The game continues until the first player grows tired and says his son will take over for him and win. The second player turns over the table and scatters the checkers. The screen vanishes leaving behind Beelzebub, Loki and Yogarindra. They greet one another and set about the task of making a man from clay. Once finished, the three leave the man alone with other companions for a bit, marveling at their new-found existence. Then, Beelzebub returns and interprets the scene for the audience. After this, Beelzebub mixes the ingredients of spirit in the play's hero and then creates for him the play's heroine, who is, unknown to him, closely related to him. The two come together in sexual union and are mated. In time, however, she cheats...

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