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Biloxi Blues Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 7 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 7 Summary

This scene opens in Toomey's room. Epstein is sitting quietly on a stool looking at Toomey, who sits on a bed, drunk. Toomey wants Epstein to drink with him and when Epstein refuses a drink, Toomey pulls out a .45 pistol and points it at him; Epstein drinks. Toomey asks Epstein if he hates the Army. When he says he does, Toomey tells him that the Army hates him as well. Toomey brings up their rivalry and Epstein says some days are better than others are, indicating that today is not one of the better ones. Epstein, whose values are dignity and compassion, has attacked Toomey's value: discipline. Toomey says that his purpose in life is victory and without discipline that will never happen, he then puts the gun to Epstein's head and says he will bury him with dignity but not much compassion.

Toomey reveals...

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