The Pillowman - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Martin McDonagh
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Summary

In the second scene of the first act, the setting changes from the interrogation to a pair of children’s bedrooms. Katurian is sitting on the bed inside one, which is stocked full of everything a child could ever want. The other, right next to Katurian’s bedroom, is identical, but it is dark, empty, and padlocked. Katurian narrates one of his short stories, “The Writer and The Writer’s Brother,” as he acts out the autobiographical story with his mother, father, and brother.

He says that his mother and father were wonderful people who gave him everything that he wanted, including love and support and kindness. He was given unlimited toys and encouraged to seek out creativity, and one day he discovered that he loved writing. He started writing stories, and many of them were good. He says that “the first part...

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