The Iceman Cometh - Study Guide Act 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Now awake as the result of Willie's song, Lewis and Wetjoen relive their rivalry from the war with drunken amiability. Equally drunk and amiable, Jimmy mediates their argument, teases Larry about his cynicism, and comments that he's got to make himself presentable when he gets down to business. Meanwhile, Joe recalls the days when he lived well off the proceeds of his successful gambling house. He was treated well by several, important officials, just as if he were white. He also recalls how generous Harry was with free drinks back then. This leads Harry to complain about how the down-and-outers only ever think about booze. They never pay their rent, always talk about the past, and keep him from sleeping the night before in the hopes that Hickey will show up, as he usually does, and buy them drinks.

McGloin and Mosher manipulate Harry into...

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