The Subject Was Roses Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Frank D. Gilroy
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Chapter Abstracts

Act 1, Scene 1

* The play is set in 1946, as Timmy Cleary returns home from the war.

* The middle class West Bronx, NY apartment has remnants of the welcome home party from the night before.

* John admires his son's army jacket, even trying it on while no one is looking.

* Nettie warns John about his drinking, stating that Timmy is following his lead, causing him to become sick the previous night.

* John tells Nettie that Timmy is grown and will make his own decisions.

* Nettie has made waffles, Timmy's favorite breakfast, as John leaves for an appointment.

* Timmy and his mother dance the way they used to before he left, and John returns, instead of going to the appointment, to take his son to a football game, leaving Nettie alone.

Act 1, Scene 2

* Timmy and John are laughing as a result of the good time they had at the game.

* John...

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