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Harvey - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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This scene takes place in the Dowd library again, about an hour after the previous one. Myrtle Mae is showing the house around to some prospective buyers, when Judge Gaffney comes in inquiring after Veta. It seems that Veta had called him in hysterics, and that he had rushed over as quickly as possible. Myrtle is confused because her mother has gone to put Elwood away in the sanitarium and she does not understand why she would be calling her lawyer. While they are talking, the judge mentions how bad he feels about Elwood being locked up. He mentions all of Elwood's positive attributes: brains, personality and friends. He also mentions his admiration for Elwood's ability to take things calmly, although he supposes that is the reason he's in the trouble he's in today: he took seeing a giant rabbit very calmly too. Myrtle is...

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