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Boesman & Lena Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2 Summary

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Act 2 Summary

In this act, we begin to understand Boesman's perspective on the endless journey. Having drunk both bottles of wine, he forces Lena to recall the morning's events in Korsten by dancing and mimicking her voice as their world crumbled. She begs him to stop, but he is unmoved by her pleas.

Boesman describes the bulldozer as it chewed away the shantytown, its jawbone to the ground. All the people crawled out of those holes like worms, trying to save their rubbish. When it was all over, all they could do was stand and stare in disbelief. Boesman says that when it was all razed and burned, it was not just the shanties that were rotten; they were rotten

Boesman wanted to tell Lena that he had gone back to the place where they had lived, and it was gone. He had wanted to call out for her...

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