The Miss Firecracker Contest - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

It is now Saturday evening about 8 o'clock and the phone call announcing whether or not Carnelle is a pageant contestant was to have come by 6 o'clock. Each phone call jars Carnelle's nerves but the callers are not for her and it becomes clear that she is not going to be asked to participate in this year's contest. One of the calls is from Franklin and Elain maintains once more that she is not returning home to him and the children. Delmount is pleased to hear this news as Delmount has never liked Franklin but Delmount also knows that Elain cannot follow through on her ideas.

Popeye arrives at the home with Carnelle's costume and in a private moment tells Elain about her love for Delmount. Elain cautions Popeye because of Delmount's instability in so many areas. Delmount has tired of all the family activity and...

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