The Children's Hour - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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This scene also takes place in Mrs. Tilford's living room, where Agatha is making preparations for Rosalie, one of the girls from the school, to spend the night. Mary is hiding when Rosalie first enters the living room and she makes noises to scare the already nervous Rosalie. Mary does not particularly like Rosalie, but due to Mrs. Tilford's phone calls about the situation at the school, Rosalie's parents, who are in New York, have given their permission for Rosalie to stay at Mrs. Tilford's. This is so she will be away from the inappropriate influences of the headmistresses at the school.

Mary realizes that she needs allies to continue the false charges against Miss Dobie and Miss Wright, so she blackmails Rosalie. Mary threatens to tell the adults that Rosalie has stolen a bracelet belonging to Helen Burton, another girl at the school. Rosalie...

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