The House of Blue Leaves - Study Guide Act 1, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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In his cramped apartment in Queens, New York, Artie sleeps on his sofa, muttering the words "Pope Ronnie" over and over. His clothes lie on a nearby chair. As he sleeps, a young man, whom we find out later is Artie's son Ronnie, comes in through the window. As we see he's dressed in an army issue coat over fatigues, he takes milk and bread from the refrigerator and then runs into another room when the doorbell rings.

Artie wakes up, goes to the door and lets in Bunny Flingus, who wears a warm coat and boots and carries two cameras. As she stuffs newspaper into her boots to keep her feet warm, she berates Artie for sleeping in and for having no sense of history. Her long, chattering speech reveals that it's cold out but that people like Nuns, cripples and tourists from far...

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