As Bees in Honey Drown - Act 1, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

Douglas Carter Beane
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Act 1, Scene 5 Summary

Alexa and Wyler stand by the railing on the Staten Island Ferry, Wyler holding the bag containing his old clothes. Wyler expresses uncertainty about their work, and even though Alexa reassures him that soon enough they'll be heading to Hollywood, he still has doubts. He wonders about some of the details Alexa has mentioned about her life and about her name. She admits that she enhanced a few things but reminds Wyler that he's not going by his real name either, suggesting that he's doing the same thing he's accusing her of doing. She suggests that they are born as no one and that if they want success, they have to become who they were meant to be.

When Wyler begins to ask more questions, Alexa changes the subject and asks about his love life. After some insistent prodding, Wyler admits that he was in...

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