The Iceman Cometh - Study Guide Act 4, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Rocky, Harry and the others start to drink in earnest, sitting and waiting to feel what effect the booze is going to have on them. Larry drinks a private toast to Hickey, hoping that he finds some kind of peace. Parritt tells him Hickey's not the only one who needs peace, talking at length about how tortured by guilt he feels for what he did to his mother. Larry furiously tells him to get the hell out of life. Parritt suddenly seems transformed by this comment, saying he now knows there's only one way to be free of both his mother's influence and his own guilt. Hugo rouses himself and asks Parritt one last time to buy him a drink. Parritt says he will one day and goes out. Hugo comments to Larry that he's glad Hickey was taken away, saying he (Hickey) made him...

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