Look Back in Anger - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Alison is packing for her departure as her father, Colonel Redfern, looks on. They discuss the ailing Mrs. Tanner and the men's sweet-stall business. The Colonel tells Alison that he actually understands a little of Jimmy's perspective, although his wife surely wouldn't; as parents they do deserve some blame. The Colonel admits that it would probably have been better for all if they had never tried to interfere with the marriage, and tells Alison that they both have the tendency to be unwilling to make decisions. Alison admits she probably married for revenge, although she says that it is probable that her father may not understand that concept, since it would take a female mindset to do so.

The Colonel tells her that Jimmy has taught her a great deal, despite everything. Alison hesitates while packing the squirrel figurine, her part in the game, and...

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