Joe Turner's Come and Gone - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

The next morning Seth is again complaining about the disruptive presence of Herald in the boardinghouse. Bertha tries to get Seth to have some compassion for Herald and to think about Zonia, who needs a place to stay. Bertha passes off Herald's behavior of the previous night as drunkenness, but Seth wants no more excuses and plans to ask Herald to leave.

When Herald appears in the kitchen, Seth tells Herald that he must leave because of his odd behavior, but Herald reminds Seth that he has prepaid and will be staying until the end of the week. Seth cannot argue with this fact and is forced to relent.

The other residents of the house are now gathered for breakfast and the young girl, Molly, is impressed by Bynum's intervention during Herald's outburst from the night before. She asks Bynum if...

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