Study Guide

The Sound of Music Scene 21

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Scene 21

Scene 21

  • The Reverend Mother has Maria into her office and asks what happened with the von Trapps.
  • Maria said she was "confused," and she came back to the abbey to be safe.
  • The Reverend Mother eventually gets Maria to admit that the problem has something to do with Captain von Trapp and her feelings for him.
  • The Reverend Mother even seems delighted about the possibility.
  • Maria's distraught, and she wants to take her vows right this second.
  • The Reverend Mother says that the abbey isn't a place to hide from problems.
  • Maria has to figure out how God wants her to use her exceptional capacity for love—which means she needs to go back to the von Trapps.
  • She launches into "Climb Ev'ry Mountain." Maria has to climb her personal mountains to find her dream and her purpose.

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