Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the setting for Act 1, Scene 1 and who are the first two characters to appear?
In England in 1962, Brock sleeps naked while Susan takes a break from packing; she rolls a cigarette and smokes it.
2. What comments does Alice make regarding England and Brock when she enters the room?
Alice comes in bringing a take -out meal, shakes the rain off her, and complains about the misery of living in England. She makes a comment about the blood on Brock's face and on the comical nature of his penis, but then asks whether he's all right.
3. What does Susan say about Brock's condition?
Susan says he's just medicated and drunk. Alice reminds her that the two of them had a fight, but Susan says it was only a short one.
4. What type of advice does Susan give Alice?
Susan offers Alice some tips on how to function in the apartment--things like how to deal with the tricky lock and what not to order from the milkman.
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