Golden Boy - Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

A few nights later Joe and Lorna sit on a park-bench by the side of a busy road. They make small talk about the busyness of the road, the music coming from a nearby carnival, how Frank (Joe's brother) works for a union, how Lorna doesn't work, and how Joe would treat her well if they were together. Joe talks about how he's always felt like an outsider, reading the encyclopedia and loving music the way he does. He tells her that music means the world to him, how he feels he's a man and that he belongs in the world when he's making music but he can't take that feeling with him out on the streets, where he feels that it's war.

Lorna tells him to put all his passion into being a fighter and then let it out, saying she doesn't like him...

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