Death and the Maiden is a play about former journalist Paulina, who at one time was raped and tortured under the despotic former regime of her country. The play unfolds as Paulina’s husband gets a flat tire and is given a ride home by a stranger. Paulina is convinced that the stranger is her tormentor from long ago, and becomes determined to make him confess. This play deals with themes of guilt, justice, and uncertainty.

Summary of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman

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