The Great God Brown - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

Billy is at home in the sumptuous library when he is rudely interrupted by Dion's presence. Dion announces himself as the devil that has come to conclude a bargain. Dion then challenges Billy on all the betrayals, especially the ones related to the abuse of Dion's creativity in the business for which Billy takes all the credit. According to Dion, Billy lives the American dream, but he has achieved that success by capitalizing on Dion. Billy suggests that Dion is drunk from celebrating the firm's success at winning the job to build a cathedral. However, Dion angrily tells Billy that it is his own work that won the contract, that Billy would not know how to construct any such structure.

Dion begins to fade, his heart giving way, but he still continues to deride Billy for taking everything that Dion ever loved: Margaret, his creativity...

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