A Moon for the Misbegotten - Act III Summary & Analysis

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Act III Summary

Act III picks up where Act II left off. Jim eventually manages to light his cigarette. He is on the verge of breaking down in tears but he steers himself away from this. He is immensely relieved when Josie returns with a bottle and glasses. Jim drinks and Josie uncharacteristically drinks as well. The two flirt and Jim reveals his passion for Josie. He tells her all of the qualities he likes about her. Josie in turn kisses Jim. His desire is roused but he explains he is determined to have a different night with Josie, unlike the many nights and dawns he has had with many women.

Josie tries to keep up the drinking rounds with Jim but at a point Jim knocks her drink out of her hands. He doesn't want to sleep with a "drunken tramp." He alludes...

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