How Should a Person Be? - Act Two Summary & Analysis

Sheila Heti
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Act Two, Chapter 1, Sheila Goes to the Salon – Sheila works in a beauty salon to pay the bills after her divorce. She comes to love the work and admire the chief stylist and owner, Uri. As Uri teaches Sheila, he explains that balance hides flaws. Uri is very consistent, and Sheila aspires to also be consistent.

Act Two, Chapter 2, Fate Arrives, Despite the Machinations of Fate – Sheila buys a tape recorder for $129.32 with her credit card.

Act Two, Chapter 3, Sheila Wants to Quit – Sheila uses the tape recorder all the time. She records a conversation with Margaux. Sheila wants Margaux’s thoughts on her play. Margaux worries about being recorded but agrees. Sheila reveals her play begins with two families, the Oddis and the Sings, accidentally meeting in Paris. 12 year-old Daniel Sing goes missing. 12 year-old Jenny Oddis desperately wants to find him. So...

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