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The Birthday Party Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Part 2 Summary

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Act 3, Part 2 Summary

McCann sits at the table and once again rips the newspaper into strips. Goldberg irritably tells him to stop, angrily wondering why he does such a pointless thing. McCann folds his strips into the paper and asks whether they should wait for Stanley or go up and get him. Goldberg comments that he feels unusually worn out. McCann urges him to get up, get the thing finished and go. Goldberg doesn't appear to be listening. McCann calls him Nat, and then when he doesn't respond, calls him Simey. At the sound of the nickname, Goldberg completely and murderously loses his temper, shouting at McCann to never call him that. McCann panics, says he called Goldberg Nat and asks whether he (McCann) should go back upstairs. Goldberg tells him to wait, speaking at length about how he's always followed the rules, and that's how he's become...

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