The Green Pastures - Part 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Scene 1 Summary

Two women are cleaning God's office. They have counted 46 thunderbolts God has pitched at the earth since breakfast. The women believe God is angry at mankind again because they have made the Devil king and work in shifts for him. They comment on how God's office has remained simple when everything in heaven is grand. They think that God must tire of all that golden glory. They leave when God enters.

Gabriel follows God into his office. He has been counting the thunderbolts. There have been 18,960 for the morning, including those hurled at the village with the fortune tellers.

God is not pleased with the inhabitants of the earth. Gabriel offers him more thunderbolts, but God realizes more thunderbolts will not help. Gabriel suggests another flood. God says the first one did not do any good. He explains that man is a kind of pet...

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