Joe Turner's Come and Gone - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

The next morning Bertha is once again in the kitchen and listening to Bynum and Mattie discuss the charm that Bynum had given Mattie. Sometimes, he says, a person does not recognize good luck because it is not what they had been looking for. Bynum leaves the room as Herald enters. Bertha warns Mattie not to take Bynum's rituals too seriously and to let the thought of Jeremy go on. Bertha tells Mattie that Jeremy is just a young man who does not know himself well enough yet to be able to offer Mattie anything of any value. Molly's arrival at the boardinghouse and luring away of Jeremy is probably a stroke of luck for Mattie, although she may not view it like that now.

Bertha urges Mattie to just continue living her life, and then one day what she has...

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