Death And The Maiden Study Guides

  • Death and the Maiden


    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.