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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg - Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

As Joe promised in Sheila's fantasy at the end of Act One, the audience member or the reader meets two new characters at the opening of Act Two. Middle class, socialist Freddie is an actor in the community theater troupe of which Sheila is also a member. Pam is his pretentious wife. Sheila invites the couple in after Freddie drives her home from the rehearsal Bri and she were arguing about her attending earlier in the evening. At first, Bri is offstage. After checking the house, Sheila tells her guests Bri is painting.

Sheila feels guilty, because she believes she goaded Freddie and Pam into coming inside. She apologizes to Freddie for crying during the drive home while she confessed to him that Bri wrongly suspects Freddie and her of having an affair. She believes his willingness to come inside is a chivalric response...

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