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makes only to himself -- provides a significant “star moment” for the role. “Be True” Opening of Act II welcomes the audience back in with a break; it is an upbeat, parodic number with plenty of room for humor and farce. The witches’ dance is satire; they join what they reject and reject what they join. An unexpected dose of fun. “The Election Day Sermon” Confession at last; in this final sweep of emotion each of the characters again tells his story. As the clamor builds to a fervor and frenzy we finally attain the purging, the inexorable revelation, that we have been seeking since Hester accepts her sentence in silence on the first judgment day.