Guests of the Nation - Laughter Summary & Analysis

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Summary

A man tells the story of Alec Gorman to an old woman. Alec Gorman is a man who bombed several soldiers all by himself and then fled. Eric Nolan arrives and the old woman gives him a bomb. Suddenly a drunk man enters to retrieve a bracelet he forgot. The old woman goes with Eric and Stephen to a dark street and hands over guns and bombs to the two young men. They wait until two figures appear in the darkness and Stephen sees that one of them has a revolver. A vehicle approaches down the street and Stephen begins firing at it. The bomb explodes and the group flees. An old woman stops them to ask if the fighting has begun, but they tell her that an old woman was popping bags for fun.

Analysis

This story explores the dark attitudes adopted by many of...

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