Golden Boy Summary & Study Guide

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Act 1, Scene 1

Golden Boy opens in the Broadway office of fight manager, Tom Moody. Moody fights with his girlfriend, Lorna Moon, over the fact that Moody has not yet divorced his wife and married Lorna. A boy comes in and tells Moody that his fighter, Mr. Kaplan, has broken his hand and cannot fight his opponent, the Baltimore Chocolate Drop, that night. The boy, Joe Bonaparte, offers to fight instead. Moody laughs at the idea at first, but is desperate for another boxer, and so he agrees to it.

Act 1, Scene 3

Two months later, Moody, his partner Roxy Gottlieb, Joe's trainer, Tokio, and Lorna sit in Moody's office, discussing the fact that Joe is holding back in the ring, a situation that is killing Joe's popularity as a boxer. Lorna leaves and Mr. Bonaparte comes in, revealing the fact that Joe is afraid to hurt his hands because...

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