The Amen Corner Summary & Study Guide

This Study Guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Amen Corner.
This section contains 849 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Amen Corner Study Guide

Act I takes place "on a Sunday morning in Harlem." It begins with a church service, led by Margaret Anderson, the pastor of a "corner" church. The singing of hymns, accompanied by Margaret's eighteen-year-old son, David, on the piano, is an important element of the service. At one point, Mrs. Ida Jackson, a young woman, walks up to the pulpit holding her sick baby; she asks Margaret what she should do to save her baby, and Margaret advises her to leave her husband, but Mrs. Jackson asserts that she doesn't want to leave her husband.

After the service, Margaret, her sister Odessa, David, and three elders of the church, Sister Moore, Sister Boxer, and Brother Boxer, congregate in Margaret's apartment, which is attached to the church. Margaret's long estranged husband, Luke, arrives unexpectedly at the apartment. In front of David and the church elders, Luke confronts...

(read more from the Plot Summary section)

This section contains 849 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Amen Corner Study Guide
Copyrights
Drama for Students
The Amen Corner from Drama for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.