Major Barbara - Study Guide Act 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3 starts in much the same way as Act 1, with Lady Britomart writing in the library. Sarah and Barbara are already there, and Charles arrives soon after, followed by a drunken Adolphus Cusins. Charles tries clumsily to express his sympathies to Barbara, and Barbara reprimands Cusins for not arriving sooner. He admits that he has just had breakfast, despite the late hour in the day, and confesses that he was out all night drinking with her father. Barbara questions him about the Salvation Army march and meeting that she did not attend, and Cusins tells her that there were 117 conversions, brought on by the generosity of the two donors. He added that Undershaft chose to remain an anonymous donor, because he thought that other charities would begin to harass him for money if his name was publicized in association with such a large amount.

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