The Homecoming - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Max, Teddy, Lenny, and Sam smoke cigars after lunch. Joey and Ruth bring in coffee. As the men compliment Ruth on her cooking, Max reminisces about what a fine woman, good mother, and good wife Jessie was. He talks about all the expensive gifts, clothes and jewels he bought for her, and how when she was alive, they were a happy, loving family. Max then asks Sam when he's going in to work, and when Sam makes no immediate move to leave taunts him about being lazy, in the same breath describing Jessie as a "slutbitch of a wife." Sam protests again that he's the best driver at the firm, but Max again compares Sam unfavorably to MacGregor. Sam gets up, shakes Ruth's hand, and leaves.

Max and Teddy talk about Teddy's wedding, and Max says that if he'd known that...

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