The Iceman Cometh - Act 4, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Part 2 Summary

Hickey comes in, saying he doesn't need to prove anything. Rocky and the other down-and outers shy away from him, as he asks how they're all doing. Harry accuses Hickey of watering the booze, saying it's not helping them get drunk and that he promised them peace. Hickey shouts that he's fed up with hearing the same complaint over and over, that he's had all he can stand. He suddenly calms down and talks at length about how the others should all be well on the way to peace and better lives by now. He says they'd better figure out what's wrong, because he's got a two o'clock appointment. He talks about how they should feel happy that they have no more pipe dreams, and how they can now just live freely.

Chuck and the others tell him to be quiet, but Hickey goes on...

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