Anna Christie - Study Guide Act 3 Summary & Analysis

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It is now a week later and Anna and Chris are again on the deck of the Simeon Winthrop. Anna confides her love for Mat Burke, and Chris finds it hard to contain his anger at the idea that Anna has feelings for a sailor. Anna tells her father that although she does love Mat, she cannot marry him, a fact which Chris doesn't challenge but pleases him just the same. Chris feels that Mat is not good enough for Anna, but Anna tells him that it is just the opposite; she is not good enough for Mat. Anna leaves the ship to go down to the dock for a while.

Meanwhile, Mat arrives on board the ship dressed up as if for an important engagement. Chris is contentious, hoping to discourage Mat's affections toward Anna, but Mat is intractable, telling Chris that his plans are to...

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