Martha Is Dead is an adventure game that revolves around the death of Martha. The story also comes under the horror genre. In the whole game, you will have an oddly frustrating experience. At the end of the game, you will feel bored and start scratching your head when all the information bombards you all at once. In the end, with the motive of helping, Don Attilio (priest) invites Giulia to live in the church with him because she is disturbed by her lost memories and wants to piece them together through puppet theatre.
On entering the Church, Giulia, instead of people, see marionettes. In the church, there was staff from the psychiatric hospital to take care of Giulia. After listening to all the conversations about the treatment of Giulia, the player communicates with Guilias’ reflection in the mirror. And other times, the player communicates in the form of Marionette also. Between all these scenes, you are unable to say where all the drama is happening, in the head of Giulia or outside of it.
Martha Is Dead Plot
Irene gives birth to Martha and Irene, which leaves her infertile. To treat her infertility, she starts taking Methamphetamine. And the addiction to this chemical makes her brutal and violent. She starts beating her daughter, especially Guilia. The violent nature of Irene makes Martha deaf and dumb (later we get to know, she was just acting), while Irene’s treatment left an adverse effect on Guilia’s mind.
Before the start of the game, Guilia and Irene both get pregnant by developing an intimate relationship with their common friend Lapo. None of them is aware of each other’s relation with Lapo. Martha was guilty about her doing. She plans to pretend to be Guilia in front of her mother and provoke her to kill her by revealing the pregnancy as Guilia. Therefore, she writes a letter to her mother asking her to come to the lake.
In the game, Guilia confides that it was Irene who killed Martha. But as an audience view, it is less likely the case. As if it was the case, then there was no point in the game. The investigation took various turns. Lapo gets killed in a German fight. Giulia has a miscarriage, and she later kills her mother. In the end, the communist party enters the house and beats Giulia brutally.
What Happens In The Ending Of Martha Is Dead?
Martha’s plan goes wrong, as instead of Irene, Guilia arrives at the lake first. This causes Martha to reveal her intention. Guilia kills Martha, unaware of the reason. And at the same time, she loses her memory and goes blackout about what she has just done. Later, when Guilia reads the letter, she suspects that Irene has killed Martha. She remembers the whole thing when she discovered the final photograph.
In the next scene, partisans beat Guilia very brutally. After the incident, Guilia returns to the theatre to regain her memory. Here, she focuses on her childhood memory and discovers that Martha never existed. Irene has just one child that is Guilia, whom she has beaten brutally with a can. The incident left a bad impression on Guilia’s mind, and she created an unreal character Martha in her mind.
From her childhood, she has been living with two personality disorders, and she even complained about the pain and pleasure Martha was having. Guilia’s parents, too, went very far and arranged everything for Guilia and her second personality (Martha).
After an incident where Guilia’s mother kills her dog, Guilia goes to live with her grandmother. Meanwhile, Irene was also having treatment for her disease. When Guilia gets pregnant, she is so embarrassed that her second personality becomes the main character. Being Martha, she planned to provoke Irene to kill Martha, and in this way, she could save Guilia from the shame.
Martha Is Dead Ending Explained
The reason for the Guilia miscarriage could be the presence of pervitin pills in the trinket box of Martha. Guilia’s condition was getting worse day by day. So, Irene sent Guilia to asylum.
The final version of the game where Martha and Irene are the same makes the most sense. It is very important to remember that the evidence of Martha’s absence came out only after Guilia found the photo of the site where the murder happened.