Beyond the Horizon - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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This scene is set on the top of a hill on the farm. The sea is visible in the distance. Robert sits on a rock, staring out at the horizon, while Mary plays nearby. Mary sees that Robert's unhappy and tries to comfort him. Robert asks her how she'd feel about "dada" going far away. When she becomes upset, he tries to comfort her by saying that "Uncle Andy" will stay with her, but it doesn't work because she wants her "dada" to stay. Robert tells her he was only joking and that he wouldn't, "leave his little Mary." She goes back to playing, but a moment later calls out that there's a man coming.

Andrew, tanned and looking authoritative, "as though [he's] accustomed to give and have them obeyed," comes up the hill in...

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