The Green Pastures - Part 1, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Scene 8 Summary

The scene in the interior of Noah's house is set in a combination living-dining room. It is clean and neat with a checked tablecloth over the dining table. A picture titled "God Bless Our Home" hangs on the wall. Noah and his wife are elderly and simply dressed. Noah introduces God to his wife as a preacher passing through the country. She invites God to stay for dinner. She goes out back to call their adult sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, to dinner. God and Noah sit, and God offers Noah a cigar.

God asks Noah what is the main trouble with mankind. Noah replies that the district is open to loose living, fighting, gambling and bootlegging, and that is just with the men. The women are stealing and gambling, and they lack moral sense. He tries to preach the Word but things...

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