Mister Roberts - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Thomas Heggen
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Set in the final days of World War II, this play is the story of two sailors on a U.S. Navy supply ship, a cargo officer desperate to see front-line action and an ensign who learns important lessons about responsibility from the first. Rich in gritty atmosphere, the play explores themes related to the value of individual integrity, compassion, and respect.

The first scene is set in the amidships area of the ship. As reveille sounds, Roberts enters, making notes on a piece of paper. Doc enters, explaining to a surprised Roberts that on days when there's a lot of work several men will pretend they're sick, and that he's up early to be ready. He senses that Roberts is preoccupied, but when he asks what's going on, Roberts doesn't answer. Doc makes small talk about a conversation he had with Ensign Pulver the...

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