Scene Seven Summary Continued...
Throughout the scene characters such as Hannah, Chloe, Bernard and Valentine
begin to understand the events of the nineteenth century. They begin to
discover what Septimus and Thomasina had discovered long ago, along with
being able to explain what happen to these characters. Along with new realizations,
they also find information that disproves what seemed to be true. An example
of this is when Bernard realizes that Mr. Chater had not been killed in
a duel but rather by a monkey bite, and Hannah realizes that it is Septimus
who was the mathematical hermit of the
hermitage. At this point their story changes and they are gradually
learning more and more. This scene ends with Thomasina and Septimus engaged
in a dance on the night before Thomasina's seventeenth birthday. The viewer
is aware that she is to burn to death on this night as Hannah had discovered
it earlier in the play. The curtain closes as both Thomasina and Septimus
dance and so do Hannah and Gus, a rather unexpected scene.
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