Joe Turner's Come and Gone - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

This scene takes place on the next day and Bertha and Seth prepare to go to church. Seth is disgruntled because of his inability to persuade some of the area's businessmen to support his start-up metal working business. Bertha is impatient with Seth's whining and encourages Seth to hurry so they can get to the Sunday service.

Jeremy comes downstairs and shows off the dollar he won at a guitar contest at a club the night before. He then asks if he may invite Mattie to Sunday dinner, and ultimately inquires if Mattie may move in with him. Seth agrees but tells Jeremy that his rent will increase and Jeremy agrees to pay. Bynum is drawn into the conversation and tries to give Jeremy advice on women; Bynum tells Jeremy he needs to be mindful of with whom he chooses to...

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