Look Back in Anger - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

Several months have passed, and it is a Sunday evening at the apartment. It is obvious that Helena has moved in, as her belongings have supplanted Alison's on the dressing table, and Jimmy and Cliff are up to their usual discussion of the Sunday papers. The prodding banter is the same, although Helena seems a little more opinionated than Alison was. She seems to be more attentive to their banter than Alison had been, and is ready with a response when asked. She is sometimes amused by Jimmy's declarations, and sometimes caught off guard by his sudden attacks. Jimmy and Cliff begin an old vaudeville routine, each playing a part, including song and dance and Helena also plays a part as the butt of the joke. Jimmy soon has enough and begins wrestling with Cliff, who ends up dirtying his shirt. Helena offers to wash...

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