A Delicate Balance: A Play - Act 2, Scene 1, Early Saturday Evening Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1, Early Saturday Evening Summary

Julia doesn't understand why her mother has given her room to Harry and Edna when she knew that she was coming home. She feels that their presence doesn't make any sense and that they haven't even offered any real explanation for their sudden appearance at the house. They have shut themselves up in the bedroom, coming out only once to request sandwiches from the kitchen staff.

Agnes leaves to check on dinner. Julia picks little fights with Tobias over some perceived slights. He warns her to watch herself, as her parents are not simply her parents, but Agnes and Tobias, real people with real emotions and limits. He tells her that she can't keep showing up at the house dragging another failed marriage as if it were a rag doll. She counters by telling him...

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