Anna Christie - Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Summary

A week and a half after Anna's arrival, she is on the deck of the Simeon Winthrop, the barge her father captains. The barge is currently docked in the harbor of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and it is late at night as Anna stands on the deck staring out into the fog. Chris asks Anna to go below to the cabin because the fog will make her sick, but Anna is enjoying the shroud of fog. She shares with her father that her brief time at sea has made her very happy and she looks remarkably healthier than when she first appeared in New York.

Chris tries to sway Anna away from the sea, warning that it will only ruin her and her health. Her father's recounting of sea disasters of family members does not deter Anna from her enthusiasm. Anna's questions about the lives of the sailor's wives...

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