The Great White Hope - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Howard Sackler
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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

As Jack shadow boxes, he's watched by Tick, his black trainer, and Ellie, his white girlfriend. Tick shouts directions and questions, Jack shouts back comments and answers, and then abruptly stops, concerned that watching him is too rough for Ellie and calling her his Lady Luck. When Ellie says she can leave if Jack wants her to, Tick tells her to stick around since Jack is much happier when she's near.

Goldie enters without noticing Ellie, and after making sure Jack is taking care of himself, reveals that the fight with Brady is set for Reno on the Fourth of July, that the press is calling it the fight of the century, and that trains are being scheduled from all over the country because so many people want to watch. As Jack asks what kind of odds the bookmakers are giving, Goldie notices Ellie and...

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