The Amen Corner - Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Summary

Act 2 takes place the following Saturday afternoon. The play opens on Odessa, Sister Moore and Sister Boxer talking about Margaret. Sister Moore and Sister Boxer think that Margaret has been deceitful and misled them by acting pure and holy while carrying on with the big lie about Luke. Odessa tries to defend her sister, averring that Luke would have led Margaret to an evil lifestyle. Sister Boxer counters that Margaret could have led Luke to the Lord.

Brother Boxer enters and joins the conversation and becomes the most vocal to argue against Margaret, reminding the rest that she had advised Mrs. Jackson to leave her husband in last week's service. He also calls David a hypocrite, saying he had seen David getting into a car with two boys and three girls, smoking a cigarette and cuddling up to one of the girls.

Odessa yells at them for...

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