Flyin' West - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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The next morning, Wil and Fannie sit on the porch and discuss the horrible events of the day before. Wil cannot understand any reason that a black man would hit a black woman. Their history is full of violence against the race, and in Wil's mind, black people should be especially protective of each other.

In the bedroom, Miss Leah comforts Minnie in an attempt to keep her calm so that no miscarriage will occur. Minnie reveals that she agreed to sign the deed over to Frank so that he would stop hitting her.

Wil offers to kill Frank in an attempt to protect the women, and Sophie is prepared to shoot Frank too; Miss Leah has a better plan. She re-tells a story about a woman on a plantation where she once lived. This woman was a particular favorite of the owner but the...

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