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The Caine Mutiny - Chapter 2, "May Wynn" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, "May Wynn" Summary

Willie spends the first year of World War II playing the piano in cocktail lounges, enjoying his high draft number. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Willie thinks about joining the Navy. He falls in love with May Wynn, an attractive singer who auditions at the lounge where Willie plays. The owner offers May a job. Willie takes her to dinner and learns her real name is Marie Minotti. Willie asks her to marry him. She declines. She does not have a telephone number. He stays up all night playing her audition Mozart aria. Her job at the club lasts three weeks. She and Willie continue their relationship. When Willie receives his draft notice, he joins the Navy and starts Reserve Midshipmen School in December.

Chapter 2, "May Wynn" Analysis

The reader meets another continuing character, May Wynn...

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