Idiot's Delight - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Weber and Irene's discuss the business of war and Weber's profits from it. Irene praises him for his skill, but he acknowledges that God really deserves the credit for instilling fear in men. Irene comments that God must play a game called Idiot's Delight, His own version of solitaire. He plays by himself and leaves the humans to their own devices.

The others soon join them in the bar where Harry and Les Blondes entertain. They are interrupted by Quillery, who reports that the Italian soldiers who sit with them that evening have bombed Paris. His outbursts continue as the captain arrests him and leads him away. Harry, in typical emcee fashion, orders the orchestra to begin again, and the remaining guests dance under the colored lights.

Act 2, Scene 2 Analysis

Irene and Weber's partnership seems to be based on more than a romance, and he...

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