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A white wooden portico with six tall columns contrasts with the wall of the house proper which is of gray cut stone.
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He steps mournijg and stares at her–then in a voice that betrays a deep undercurrent of suppressed feeling You have changed, somehow. MANNON– as if he had determined, once started, to go on doggedly without heeding any interruption It was seeing death all the time in this war got me to thinking these things. He did one of the bravest things I’ve seen in the war.
He has a big aquiline nose, bushy eyebrows, swarthy complexion, hazel eyes. Started one of the fust Western Ocean packet lines.
It’s only since you suspected who I was! He is exactly like the portrait in his study, which we have seen in Act Two, except that his face is more lined and lean and the hair and beard are grizzled. Lavinia watches him worriedly.
Christine appears outlined in the light from the hall. Brant has sworn vengeance. Her father’s a doctor in New York, but he can’t be much of a one ’cause she didn’t bring no money when Ezra married her. Don’t let anything worry you, Father. She turns her back on her mother and marches out the door, square-shouldered and stiff, without a backward glance. She’d never stopped loving him. Christine stares at her, overwhelmed by this onslaught, her poise shattered for the moment.
MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
Lavinia coldly explains that she intends to keep her mother’s adultery a secret for Ezra’s sake. You are looking well.
It’s my first duty to protect him from you! I haven’t had a chance to be alone with you since–that night we went walking in the moonlight, do you remember?
Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)
Neiill disappears around the corner of the house. Above the fireplace, in a plain frame, is a large portrait of Ezra Mannon himself, painted ten years previously.
I Walk Alone Then, as if she were afraid of an answer to this becmoes, she abruptly changes the subject. A resolute Hazel arrives and insists that Lavinia not marry Peter. I couldn’t find Vinnie. Suddenly Ezra Mannon enters and stops stiffly before his house.
Don’t be foolish, Hazel! But how are you, Vinnie, that’s the question? Not unless you force me to.
She stammers You–then you’ve always hated Father? He turns away abruptly. I said good-bye once. The facial electda, as they stand there, is extraordinary.
It is as if he were going to spring at the figure in the painting. The war has made him realize that they must overcome the wall between them. His harrowing experiences during the war have persuaded him to try for a closer relationship with his wife.