Mister Roberts - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Thomas Heggen
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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

This scene is also set on the ship's upper deck. The men stand to attention as the Captain enters, followed by Roberts. At first, he goes to stand with the men, but the Captain orders him to stand with him, announcing that the ship is being ordered out of Elysium and that from now on the crew is going to work doubly hard to erase their bad behavior from the ship's record. He says he's ordered Roberts to make sure the crew works hard and obeys orders, calling him an honorable man who keeps his word no matter what. He then hints that if Roberts does a good job, there might be a promotion in it for him. As Roberts reacts with surprise, the Captain orders the ship to get underway. As the men disperse, he orders Roberts to take a small group of men...

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