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The Threepenny Opera - Act 3, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 8 Summary

This scene is set in Lucy's bedroom above the jail. She lives there because her father is the sheriff, and he needs to live where his job requires him to live. Polly visits Lucy and apologizes for the way she behaved previously, saying she was upset because of the way Macheath treated her. Lucy says she won't be seeing him, and they argue politely over who has the right to see him. Polly says men are always afraid of women who love them too much. She goes on to tell how she and Macheath only met ten days previously. They were married only five days previously, and she only recently found out his criminal history. She has no idea what will happen next, and she can't understand how she fell in love with such a man. Lucy says she understands, referring to Polly as Miss...

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