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

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Harry comes in, followed by Jimmy and Hickey. Conversation reveals that Hickey has had to make considerable effort to get Jimmy and Hickey up, dressed, downstairs, and prepared to make their attempts to face the world. As Harry angrily asks what everyone is looking for, Hickey jokes about how he hoped they'd all have found the courage to get up and go before now. He says he knows how hard it is to face down the pipe dreams and live honestly. However, he then says it's got to be done and encourages the down-and-outers to take their first steps out the door. His words have the effect of a dare, and Lewis, Wetjoen, Mosher and McGloin all go out. He then turns his attention to Jimmy, who in fearful frustration throws a drink at him and runs out.

Hickey wipes away the drink with good...

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