Glengarry, Glen Ross - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

In the same Chinese restaurant, Rick Roma is talking to Lingk, who is seated one booth over. He launches into a monologue about the illusion of security that human beings create in order to get through their lives. Safety nets are put in place every day in the form of bank accounts, relationships, or clean consciences, but they are just temporary shields against disasters that never really happen. Most of the things that people worry about do not happen, so all that anybody has is the moment; and should any misfortune come along, there is probably enough in your reserve to cover it. However, Roma feels that the ultimate weapon is living without the fear to begin with.

With that, Roma introduces himself to Lingk for the first time. He points out a piece of property called Glengarry Highlands on a map of Florida, which...

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