The Heidi Chronicles - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 4 Summary

At the Plaza Hotel in 1986, Heidi is the featured speaker at a luncheon of the alumni association of her private high school. Her talk is supposed to address the topic, "Women: Where Are We Going?" First, Heidi starts with a comical and irreverent description of the woman who does it all, to make the point that she is not that woman. Then, she tells a poignant story of comparing herself to other women at an exercise class. It is an honest description of her ambivalence toward other women, with whom she constantly competes, and by whom she constantly feels judged. She closes her talk by admitting that she feels stranded. She had thought that the point of feminism was that no woman would ever have to feel stranded.

Act 2, Scene 4 Analysis

Ever the renegade, Heidi does not give the nice, polite talk that...

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