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The Boys in the Band - Study Guide Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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As the scene opens, Harold is still laughing and Michael accuses him of being stoned. Harold has self esteem issues caused by the difficulties of being a Jewish gay man with adult acne. After the fight has been explained to Harold, Alan announces that he feels sick and rushes out of the room. Harold lights a joint and he and Michael spar verbally about superficiality and religion. The others guests mingle while Emory puts the finishing touches on dinner.

Dinner conversation is another series of insults between Michael and Harold. Michael tells the group that Harold is fixated with his skin and has stored up of barbiturates so that he can kill himself one day, if he ever musters the courage. Harold replies that he has at least paid for his obsessions in full, while Michael lives on credit and luck.

The tension breaks when the lights...

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