Ubu Roi - Act 5, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 Summary

Scene 1 - Ma Ubu comes into the cave where Pa Ubu is sleeping, recalling in monologue how difficult it was to escape from Buggerless, and commenting that she had to leave all her gold behind. Pa wakes up, disturbed by the sound of a voice, and Ma understands that he is referring to her. In an aside, Ma states her intention to pretend to be an angel and get Pa to forgive her for stealing his money. She speaks in what she thinks is an impressive voice and at first Pa doesn't pay any attention, but Ma then threatens him, and he reacts with fear and cowardice. Still pretending to be an angel, she tells him what a good and loyal wife he has, but he talks about how awful his wife is. She becomes increasingly angry, reminding him it was he who...

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