A Moon for the Misbegotten - Act IV Summary & Analysis

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Act IV Summary

It is now dawn. Josie has not moved, and Jim is still asleep, his head against her breast. Hogan creeps in but Josie sees him. She wants to talk to him but asks that they speak quietly so as not to wake Jim.

Hogan had gotten so drunk at the bar he forgot to bring witnesses home with him. Josie tells him to stop his lies. She knows that he was sober last night and had been scheming. He'd used everything he knew about her, her hurt about Jim not showing up, her love for Jim, everything, to scheme his way into this plan to get Jim's money. Josie tells her father she is leaving the farm as her brothers had done before.

Hogan says the money was not his motivation. He had done this so Josie could have a chance...

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