Mister Roberts - Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

Thomas Heggen
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Act 2, Scene 4 Summary

On the upper deck a few minutes later, Dolan and several other sailors are listening to radio coverage of a public appearance by the English Royal Family in celebration of the war's ending in Europe. They also talk about the good times they had on Elysium. Roberts enters, one of the sailors yells "Flash Red," and the men greet him formally. Roberts apologizes to Dolan, but he responds with additional formality and quickly goes to bed, followed quickly by the other sailors.

Alone on deck, Roberts listens as an announcer on the radio speaks about how the war has been won by the fighting men but that it's up to each individual to recognize the enemies, "ambition, cruelty, arrogance, and stupidity." At the end of his speech, "The Stars and Stripes Forever" plays. Roberts stands, goes to the Captain's...

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