The Iceman Cometh - Act 2, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Part 3 Summary

Candles on the cake are lit, champagne is poured, and Cora starts to play, as Harry and Jimmy appear. Harry angrily tells them all to be quiet so they don't attract the police for being open after hours, and tells Cora she should stop playing since she doesn't even know the tune. Hickey tries to calm him down, Harry immediately apologizes, and just as immediately everyone forgives him. Margie shows him the cake, saying he's got one candle for every ten years of life. As Harry comments he hasn't had a cake since Bessie died, Margie tells him it was Hickey's idea. Harry immediately rejects the cake. Pearl shows him his presents, including a watch from Hickey, which Harry rejects. Margie tells Cora to start playing so the party can have some life and, as she does, he tearfully comments that the song she's playing...

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