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Flyin' West - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

The next morning, the women rally around Minnie in the hopes that last night's abuse has not initiated a miscarriage. Sophie stands guard at the door to watch Frank pacing outside. Miss Leah brings tea and comforting words, while Fannie tries to play down the violence and convince Minnie to be loyal to Frank because he is her husband. Minnie contends that Frank really is a good man but has been pushed too far by his family, who has disowned him after his father's death. Minnie's love for Frank overtakes all reason, and she pushes past the others to run to Frank and embrace him.

Act 2, Scene 1 Analysis

The author again raises the issue of domestic abuse, and in this scene she portrays differing views on it, from righteous anger, to submission to a husband at all cost. Unfortunately, black women viewed their lives with...

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