Grounded - Part 8 Summary & Analysis

George Brant
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Summary

Pages 63 – 64. Stage direction: “The Pilot achieves a state of peace, of power” (63).

The Pilot speaks of being in a place of grey – “concrete not sand,” referring to being “grounded” in her “court-martial home” (63). She also refers to her suit having been taken away, but adds that it is still with her: she earned it, “through sweat and brains and guts / Guts they will never understand / Guts YOU will never understand” (63).

The Pilot then address the audience “even more directly than before” (63), referring to those who watch her; who have slaughtered her child, hidden her away from her husband and her blue; and who think they are safe. She says there is no safety for them, and then finally, successfully, performs her gesture of letting go (i.e. letting go of the game).

“Boom” (64).

End of play.

Analysis

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