Three Plays - Mourning Becomes Electra - The Haunted, Acts 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Mourning Becomes Electra - The Haunted, Acts 3 and 4 Summary

Act 3 - Hazel talks with Peter about how worried she is about Orin. When Orin comes in, Peter immediately goes. Orin gives Hazel an envelope, saying that before she marries Orin or before Peter marries Hazel, or if Orin dies, she is to read its contents (it seems clear that the envelope contains Orin's draft of the family history). Lavinia comes in, sees the envelope, and demands that Orin destroy it. Orin takes the envelope, telling Hazel to go and forget him forever. After Hazel goes, Orin insists that Lavinia forget Peter, saying he (Orin) loves her too much to let her be with anyone else. As he adds that he thinks she is manipulating him into killing himself the same way he manipulated Christine, he suddenly realizes his...

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