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Eleemosynary Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 3 Summary

Lee Blessing
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Scene 3 Summary

Dorothea begins to recount some of her own early years. Immediately after graduating from high school, she is forced into an arranged marriage by her father. Although the man she marries at first makes vague promises that she might go to college one day, he instead treats her as a wife and nothing more. With this man, she has two boys and Artie. When her husband suddenly dies, Dorothea is surprised to find that she feels little or no grief at his passing.

Dorothea's speech is interspersed with the sound of Echo's spelling.

Artie re-enters the main space and recites a recurring dream she has in which her mother throws all of Artie's belongings, her books in particular, into an all-consuming bonfire.

Dorothea, who admits she felt worthless and guilty as a girl growing up, further discusses her marriage, but segues into a far happier scene. At...

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