Mister Roberts - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Thomas Heggen
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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

As the scene begins, Roberts issues orders to guide a cargo net onto the deck. As the lights come up, the audience sees what's in the net: unconscious sailors. There are more unconscious sailors on the deck, all being treated by Doc. Dowdy and other sailors carry them down to sick bay as conversation reveals it's full to overflowing since seven groups of sailors have been returned to the ship in similar condition to those in the net. A Shore Patrolman enters with four more sailors, revealing that they crashed a formal dance and started a fight with over a hundred soldiers. As the sailors enter, disheveled and bloody, a Military Policeman reveals that the dance was sponsored by an Army Colonel, who has demanded that the Captain be told everything that happened. The sailors proudly say they started the fight, and the MP reveals...

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