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The Birthday Party Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Part 2 Summary

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Act 2, Part 2 Summary

Goldberg makes an attempt at small talk with Stanley, but Stanley rebuffs him. He says that Meg made a mistake and that there's no room at the boarding house for him or McCann. Goldberg ignores him and offers Stanley birthday congratulations, talking at length about how wonderful it is to celebrate birth, just as wonderful as celebrating getting up in the morning. Stanley tells him to get out just as McCann returns with the liquor. Stanley tells McCann to get out as well. Goldberg tells Stanley to sit down, but he refuses, again urging them to go away. Goldberg repeatedly tells him to sit down, and Stanley repeatedly refuses. McCann loses his temper, but Goldberg remains calm. Stanley tauntingly whistles the Irish folksong, casually strolls to the table, stops whistling ... and sits.

Goldberg and McCann begin a lengthy, aggressive, fast paced interrogation. They accuse Stanley...

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