The Visit: A Tragi-comedy Study Guide

The Visit: A Tragi-comedy by Friedrich Drrenmatt

The Visit is a tragi-comic play by the Friedrich Durrenmatt that deals with the line between revenge and justice and themes of love and spite. Claire Zachanassian returns to the town of Gullen and announces she will give the town a large sum of money if they kill Alfred Ill, a man who jilter her and who has since married the proprietor of the general store. After much debate and anxiety amongst the townspeople, they vote and kill Alfred, receiving Claire's money.

The Visit: A Tragi-comedy Book Notes

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