The Pillowman - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Martin McDonagh
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Summary

In the second act of the play, Michal is sitting alone in his cell listening to his brother, Katurian, being tortured. Michal is trying to remember how his favorite story, “The Little Green Pig,” went, but he is distracted by Katurian’s screams. Suddenly, Ariel opens the door and transfers Katurian, bloody and tortured, into Michael’s room. Ariel tells them that he will be back after his dinner.

Katurian hugs Michal and asks how his torture was, but Michal reveals that he was not tortured. He tells Katurian that he told the police what they wanted to hear and screamed when they asked him to. Katurian makes Michal swear that he did not kill the three children, and Michal swears that he did not kill the three children. Katurian realizes that he cannot believe anything anyone says, and he starts to hope...

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