August: Osage County - Act 1, Scenes 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

Tracy Letts
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Scene 2 - Barbara, Bill and Violet are in the dining room. Elsewhere, Johnna is reading, and Jean listens to music on her I-pod. Stage directions indicate that the pills Violet has been taking are starting to have an effect on her speech. Her conversation rambles as she reveals the circumstances of Beverly’s disappearance (leaving on a Saturday night); why she delayed calling Barbara until the following Monday (because she, Violet, wanted to retrieve the contents of her and Beverly’s safety deposit box – they had an “arrangement”, she says about what they would do if one of them died); and how uncomfortable she, Violet, is with Johnna in the house. Barbara’s discomfort with how Violet refers to Johnna as “that Indian” leads the two women into bickering – about language, about how Barbara was Beverly’s favorite, and how Beverly, according...

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