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

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Mac Sam and Delmount are talking together behind the pageant tent waiting for Carnelle to finish her performance. Delmount does not understand Carnelle's need to put herself through such humiliation and Mac Sam simply tells Delmount that women need to feel beautiful. Suddenly Elain and Popeye return in an agitated state. Carnelle tripped on the red dress and fell onstage resulting in name-calling and objects being thrown. Delmount takes off to beat the offenders as Carnelle returns to the dressing room in total humiliation.

Mac Sam leaves and returns with the bloodied Delmount who has fought for Carnelle's honor. Popeye leaves in search of ice for Delmount's wounds and Tessy corners the elusive Delmount and chastises him for his inappropriate behavior years ago, which still continues to haunt her. Tessy might be consoled if Delmount were to agree to watch the fireworks with her later...

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