Look Back in Anger - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

A few minutes after Jimmy leaves, his trumpet can be heard. Alison relates how many times she tried to come to the apartment, but she turned back before she got there. She fiddles with Jimmy's pipe and tells Helena about how she even purposely sat behind a man smoking one at the movies, even though she hates it. She laments about arriving there at all, and the two women apologize to each other for the wrongs they each have done. They argue about who is at fault between them, Alison for barging in, or Helena for taking up her place to begin with. Helena points out, quite accurately, that Alison has more of a right to be there than she, Helena, does, since Alison is still Jimmy's wife-revealing that they never had gone through with a divorce, and Helena had essentially become a kind of...

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