The Great White Hope - Act 1, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

Howard Sackler
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Act 1, Scene 6 Summary

Late at night in a hotel room in Wisconsin, Jack and Ellie sit in bed. Jack tries to get Ellie to go for a late night swim with him, but she refuses. He tries to tickle her into agreeing but she tells him to stop, saying he's hurting her sunburn. He tries to soothe her pain by pouring champagne on her, and then tries again to get her to go swimming with him. She asks whether he feels all right, saying he looks a little strange. Jack realizes she's talking about how he looks when he's sunburned, and they laugh about how they react differently to the sun. Jack comments that many people look better in the shade.

After talking about having to leave the next day, and after Jack reassuringly answers Ellie's questions about whether he's tired of her, Jack turns down the kerosene...

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