Three Plays - Mourning Becomes Electra - The Hunted, Acts 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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Mourning Becomes Electra - The Hunted, Acts 1 and 2 Summary

The action of this play is set two days after the death of Ezra Mannon.

Act 1 - Outside the house, townspeople discusses the intensity of Christine's grief, Lavinia's apparent emotional detachment, and the impeding return of Orin. After they've gone, Christine comes out with Hazel, telling her how anxious she is for Orin and Hazel to marry, but hinting that Lavinia will oppose the marriage. After she takes Hazel into the house, Orin comes on with Lavinia and Peter. Stage directions describe Orin as having a similar mask-like face to the rest of his family. Lavinia sends Peter inside, saying she wants to talk with Orin alone. In similar language to Ezra's in Play 1, Act 3, Orin comments on how war changes one's feelings about death and dying, with further...

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