Eleemosynary - Study Guide Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

Lee Blessing
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Echo now puts on her grandmother's wings and, though she has no delusions that she will fly with them, she wishes that she could. She explains that, after her father's death, she, her mother, and her grandmother drive cross-country to live in her grandmother's house back east. Because she was still just a baby, Echo remembers nothing of the trip; nevertheless, Dorothea insisted on making educational stops, showing the child certain landmarks and so broadening her education. Dorothea recalls stopping at an Indian burial ground, a convention of faith healers, Edgar Cayce's birthplace, Edgar Cayce's grave, and Edgar Cayce's wife's grave. What stands out for Artie, however, is the voodoo cult, the landing strip for UFOs, and a visit to a man who claimed to have been to the moon and back in 1956.

Dorothea and Artie watch a two-year-old Echo as she plays with the ubiquitous wings...

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