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In Arsenic and Old Lace, in what ways what ways does the window seat become "hot seat"...

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kailuaangel780 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted February 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM via web

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In Arsenic and Old Lace, in what ways what ways does the window seat become "hot seat" so to speak?

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akasha124 | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted February 17, 2010 at 12:37 AM (Answer #1)

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With Arsenic and Old Lace being a dark comedy as well as a somewhat scary murder mystery too, the window seat becomes a source of both horror and comedy because it's where the bodies are stored before they are buried in the basement in "The Panama Canal". 

The aunts initially store the bodies of the poor unfortunate souls they poison (older gentlemen with no loved ones) and eventually Jonathan uses it to store a body of his own there. 

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