Translations - Act Two, Scene Two Summary & Analysis

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Act Two, Scene Two Summary

Maire and Yolland have run away from the dance together and are now trying to communicate with each other. Yolland tries speaking loudly with great separation between the words. Maire attempts to speak to him in Latin. Although neither understands the words the other says, they enjoy the sound of each other's voice. Yolland finally begins repeating the names of the Irish cities that he has learned. As he repeats these names Maire moves toward him and takes his hands. Although they don't understand each other's words, they understand the message each hopes to portray. They are caught up in their emotions and they kiss. Sarah enters just in time to see the two kiss. She speaks Manus' name, then leaves.

Act Two, Scene Two Analysis

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