Eleemosynary - Study Guide Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Lee Blessing
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Scene 2 Summary

Artie admits that she has trouble in physically touching not only her daughter, but people in general. By her own admission, however, she is not worried about her neurosis; she is worried about her daughter.

There follows a short episode concerning Echo's infancy. Echo, who was named "Barbara" by her mother, then re-named by her grandmother, is only three months old, but already Dorothea insists on teaching her the Latin and Greek alphabets. Artie recalls that these paper alphabet banners are the same ones her mother used with her when she was a baby.

As the scene between Dorothea and Echo fades to black, the audience is again called to focus on Artie. She laments that she is unable to forget anything-she remembers everything she reads, hears, etc. and, though she claims to be against total recall, she quizzes her daughter mercilessly on spelling words...

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