The Great White Hope - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

Howard Sackler
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This scene takes place in a sidewalk cafy in Germany, and begins with Jack arm-wrestling a drunken German soldier. As other German soldiers cheer, jeer and comment from the sidelines, Jack slowly presses his opponent's arm to the table. The Germans drink a toast with beer to him, and go out in search of a suitable memento for him. After they've exited, Tick and Jack wonder about how Germans make their beer, with Jack's referring to how it makes him sleepy, Tick's saying that a nap after lunch is the way they do things there, and Jack's saying he's mixing Germany up with someplace else.

Ellie enters with Ragosy, a theatrical producer. Jack tries to figure out which of several people who wanted to use him to promote their businesses he is. Tick finally reminds him, Ragosy exits to buy champagne, and Jack asks Ellie...

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