The Threepenny Opera - Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

The narrator says that in this scene the audience will see how Macheath is freed from prison by the love of another woman. Brown appears, saying that he hopes Macheath isn't captured. He fears what he'll see in Macheath's eyes when they meet. Macheath is brought in by Smith, sees Brown and glares at him. Brown says he did everything he could to keep this from happening. He pleads with Macheath to not be angry and begs him to say something. Heartbroken and weeping at his friend's angry silence, Brown goes out. Macheath speaks in soliloquy about how angry he is with Brown and about how he decided that being silent would cause him more pain than shouting at him.

Smith comes in. Macheath bribes him to put him in a pair of more comfortable handcuffs and says that the worst part of the whole...

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