August: Osage County - Act 2, Part 3 (pages 82 – 97) Summary & Analysis

Tracy Letts
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As all the family but Violet starts dinner, Mattie Fae erupts in anger when Little Charlie accidentally drops and spills her casserole, and the family taunts Jean for being a vegetarian. Violet arrives with a photograph of her and Beverly she wants placed on the sideboard, and everyone comments on how nice both it and the table are. Violet then suggests that someone should say grace. Charlie, as the eldest male in the family, starts to do so, but is interrupted by Steve’s cell phone going off, and Steve going out to take the call. After Charlie finishes saying grace, asking for God’s support for the family in this difficult time and recognizing the blessing that is family, Steve returns, and the meal begins.

As the family passes food and eats, there is conversation about Jean’s vegetarianism, Steve and...

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