Study Guide

Dr. Strangelove Scene 16

Scene 16

Scene 16

  • Bullets fly through the windows of Ripper's office, and Mandrake questions the General about when he first became aware of this whole bodily fluids plot.
  • (Good question.)
  • Ripper says he first became aware of it after making love, when he was suddenly overcome with a feeling of emptiness.
  • (No comment.)
  • Outside, Ripper's soldiers surrender.
  • Mandrake tries to talk Ripper into giving him the recall code, but he won't do it.
  • Knowing that he'll be tortured for the code, Ripper goes into the bathroom and shoots himself.