Summary of Mirra

Summary of Mirra

V. Alfieri
Mirra
Evrikleya is convinced that Mirra does not like Perea: if someone liked Mirra, she would have noticed. In addition, there is no love without hope, while Mirra’s sorrow is desperate, and the girl thirsts for death. Evrikleia would like to die so as not to see the suffering of her pet in the old age. Kenkhreid has been trying for almost a year to understand the cause of his daughter’s torment, but without success. Is not Venus, seeing a daring challenge in the mad maternal happiness of Kenkhreyd, hated Mirra for beauty and decided to punish the queen by taking away her only daughter?
King Kinir, after interrogating Evrikleyu, decides to cancel the wedding: “What do I need life, dominion, honor for what, When unconditionally happy I do not see the only daughter?” Kinir wants to become a friend to the king of Epirus, he likes Perea, but the most important thing for him is a daughter: “My father made Nature a father, the same is a case”, the state interests for him are nothing compared to Mirra’s single sigh. He can be happy only if she is happy. Kinir decides to talk with Perey. He tells the young man that he would be happy to call him son-in-law. If he had chosen a husband for his daughter, he would have chosen Perea, and when Mirra chose him, Perey was twice dear to him. Kinir believes that the main thing in Perea is his personal dignity, not the royal blood and his father’s possessions. Kinir

cautiously asks Perea whether his love for Mirra is mutual. The young man says, that Mirra seems to be happy to respond to his love, but something hinders her. It seems strange to him that Mirra turns pale in his presence, does not look up to him and speaks with him in a cold tone. She seems to be striving to marry, she is afraid of weddings, she will appoint a wedding day, or she will postpone the wedding. Perei does not think of life without Mirra, but wants to free her from the word, seeing how she suffers. Perea is ready to die if Mirra’s happiness depends on it. Kinir sends for Mirra and leaves her with Perea. Perey looks at the wedding dress of the bride, but the sadness in her eyes tells him that she is unhappy. He tells her that he is ready to release her from the word and leave. Mirra explains to him that sadness is innate and questions about its causes only aggravate it. The girl just grieves about the upcoming separation from her parents. She swears, that he wants to be Perea’s wife and will no longer postpone the wedding. Today they will be married, and tomorrow they will sail to Epirus. Perey does not understand anything: she says that it’s hard for her to leave her parents, she hurries to leave. Mirra says that he wants to leave his parents forever and die from grief.
Mirra tells Euriclay that she longs for death and deserves it only. Evrikleya is sure that the only way love can torment a young soul. She prayed to Venus at the altar, but the goddess looked at her threateningly, and Eurikleia left the temple, barely dragging her feet. Mirra says that it is too late to ask gods for her, and asks Euriklei to kill her. The girl knows that still alive will not fall into Epirus. Evrikleia wants to go to the king and the queen and beg them to upset the wedding, but Mirra asks her not to tell her parents anything and not attach importance to the words that accidentally broke away from her. She cried, poured out her soul, and now it is much easier for her.
Mirra goes to her mother and finds her Kinir. Seeing that his presence troubles his daughter, the tsar hastens to reassure her: no one forces her to anything, she can open or not discover the cause of her suffering. Knowing her temper and the nobility of feelings, her parents fully trust her. Mirra can do as she sees fit, they just want to know what she decided. Mother and father agree on everything, just to see her daughter happy. Mirra says that she feels the closeness of death, this is her only remedy, but nature does not let her die. Mirra then feels sorry for herself, she hates it. It seemed to her that marriage with Perea would in part dispel her sadness, but the closer the wedding day, the more sad she became, so she put off the wedding three times. Parents persuade Mirra not to marry Perea, since he does not like it, but Mirra insists: even though she does not like the boy as much as he does her, but no one else will become her husband, or she will marry Perea, or die. Mirra promises to overcome her pain, talking with her parents gave her strength and determination. She hopes that new impressions will help her to get rid of melancholy more quickly, and wants to leave her father’s house right after the wedding. Mirra will come to Cyprus when Perea will become king of Epirus. She will leave one of her sons with her parents so that he can support them in old age. Mirra begs her parents to let her leave immediately after the wedding. Parents reluctantly release their daughter: it is easier for them not to see her than to see such unhappy. Mirra retires to her room to prepare for the wedding and go out to the groom with a bright brow. conversation with parents gave her strength and determination. She hopes that new impressions will help her to get rid of melancholy more quickly, and wants to leave her father’s house right after the wedding. Mirra will come to Cyprus when Perea will become king of Epirus. She will leave one of her sons with her parents so that he can support them in old age. Mirra begs her parents to let her leave immediately after the wedding. Parents reluctantly release their daughter: it is easier for them not to see her than to see such unhappy. Mirra retires to her room to prepare for the wedding and go out to the groom with a bright brow. conversation with parents gave her strength and determination. She hopes that new impressions will help her to get rid of melancholy more quickly, and wants to leave her father’s house right after the wedding. Mirra will come to Cyprus when Perea will become king of Epirus. She will leave one of her sons with her parents so that he can support them in old age. Mirra begs her parents to let her leave immediately after the wedding. Parents reluctantly release their daughter: it is easier for them not to see her than to see such unhappy. Mirra retires to her room to prepare for the wedding and go out to the groom with a bright brow. Mirra begs her parents to let her leave immediately after the wedding. Parents reluctantly release their daughter: it is easier for them not to see her than to see such unhappy. Mirra retires to her room to prepare for the wedding and go out to the groom with a bright brow. Mirra begs her parents to let her leave immediately after the wedding. Parents reluctantly release their daughter: it is easier for them not to see her than to see such unhappy. Mirra retires to her room to prepare for the wedding and go out to the groom with a bright brow.
Kinir shares his suspicions with his wife: “Words, eyes and even sighs inspire me with the fear that the Unhuman moves the power, Unknown to us.” Kenkhreida thinks that Venus punished Mirra for her mother’s impertinence: she did not burn incense to Venus and, in a fit of maternal pride, dared to say that Mirra’s divine beauty in Greece and in the East today is honored higher than that of Venus in Cyprus since time immemorial. Seeing what is happening with Mirra, Kenkhreida tried to appease the goddess, but neither prayer, nor incense, nor tears do not help. Kinir hopes that the wrath of the goddess will not pursue Mirra when she leaves Cyprus. Perhaps, sensing this, Mirra is so in a hurry to leave. Appears Perey. He is afraid that, having become Mirra’s husband, she will become her killer. He regrets not having committed suicide before he sailed to Cyprus, and is going to do it now. Kinir and Kenkhreid are trying to console him. They advise him not to remind Mirra of sorrow – then this sorrow will pass.
Preparing for the wedding, Mirra tells Euriclay that the idea of ​​a speedy departure gives her peace and joy. Eurikleia asks Mirra to take her with her, but Mirra decided not to take anyone with her. Pere tells her that at the dawn they will be waiting for a ship ready to sail. Mirra replies: “With you two Together I’ll stay and not see around All that was seen by mine So long tears and, perhaps, was the Cause of them, on the new to swim the seas, Mooring to the new kingdoms, To inhale the unknown air, and day and night. with such a spouse… “Perea really loves Mirra and is ready for anything: to be her husband, friend, brother, lover or slave. Mirra calls him a healer of his sufferings and a savior. The ceremony of wedding begins. The choir sings wedding songs. Mirra changes in the face, trembles and barely stands on his feet. In her chest, Fury and Erinnia with poisonous scourges are crowded. Hearing such a speech, Perey is filled with the certainty that he is against Mirra. The wedding ceremony is interrupted. Perea leaves, promising that Mirra will never see him again. Kinir no longer regrets the daughter: her unheard-of trick hardened him. She herself insisted on the wedding, and then disgraced herself and her parents. Both he and Kenkhreid were too soft, it’s time to show severity. Mirra asks her father to kill her, otherwise she will commit suicide. Kinir is scared. Mirra is deprived of feelings. Khenhreid reproaches Kinir for cruelty. After recovering himself, Mirra asks Kenkhreid to kill her. Kenkhreid wants to hug his daughter, but she pushes it away, saying that her mother only aggravates her sorrow. Mirra again and again asks her mother to kill her. her unheard-of trick hardened him. She herself insisted on the wedding, and then disgraced herself and her parents. Both he and Kenkhreid were too soft, it’s time to show severity. Mirra asks her father to kill her, otherwise she will commit suicide. Kinir is scared. Mirra is deprived of feelings. Khenhreid reproaches Kinir for cruelty. After recovering himself, Mirra asks Kenkhreid to kill her. Kenkhreid wants to hug his daughter, but she pushes it away, saying that her mother only aggravates her sorrow. Mirra again and again asks her mother to kill her. her unheard-of trick hardened him. She herself insisted on the wedding, and then disgraced herself and her parents. Both he and Kenkhreid were too soft, it’s time to show severity. Mirra asks her father to kill her, otherwise she will commit suicide. Kinir is scared. Mirra is deprived of feelings. Khenhreid reproaches Kinir for cruelty. After recovering himself, Mirra asks Kenkhreid to kill her. Kenkhreid wants to hug his daughter, but she pushes it away, saying that her mother only aggravates her sorrow. Mirra again and again asks her mother to kill her. but she pushes it away, saying that the mother only aggravates her sorrow. Mirra again and again asks her mother to kill her. but she pushes it away, saying that the mother only aggravates her sorrow. Mirra again and again asks her mother to kill her.
Kinir mourns Perea, who committed suicide. He imagines the sorrow of his father, who lost his beloved son. But Kinir is not happier than the king of Epirus. He sends for Mirra. There is some kind of monstrous mystery in her actions, and he wants to know her. Mirra had never seen her father in anger. He decides not to show her his love, but to try to wrest recognition from her with threats. Kinir informs his daughter about Pereya’s suicide. Kinir guesses that Mirra is not tormented by Furies, but by love, and how much her daughter does not open, insists on her own. He persuades Mirra to reveal himself to him. He himself loved and will be able to understand it. Mirra confesses that she is really in love, but she does not want to name her beloved. Even the subject of her love does not suspect her feelings, she hides them even from herself. Kinir calms her daughter: “Understand, your love, your hand And my throne will be exalted. How low a man is, He can not be unworthy, When he is after you. “Kinir wants to hug Mirra, but she pushes him away.” Mirra says that her passion is criminal, and calls the name of her lover: Kinir. “Father does not immediately understand she thinks she is laughing at him. “Realizing that Mirra is not joking, Kinir is horrified.” Seeing his father’s anger, Mirra rushes to his sword and stabs him in. She at the same time avenges Kinir for what he pulled out of her heart is a monstrous secret, and punishes himself for a criminal passion. “Kinir cries, he sees in Mirra at once neche. Tivitsu and dying daughter Mirra begs him never to talk about her love Kenhreide heard a loud cry, and resorted Kenhreida Eurycleia Cinyras obscures dying from Mirra Kenhreidy and asks his wife to leave Kenhreida confused…: Is Kinir ready to leave his dying daughter? Kinir opens the mystery of Myrrha to Kenkhride. He takes his wife by force: “We are not here to grieve, And to die from shame.” Next to Mirra remains one of Eurikleia. Before her death, the girl reproaches her: “When… I sword… asked… you would, Eurikleia… Listened… And I would die… Innocent… than die… vicious.. . “


Summary of Mirra