Mister Roberts - Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

Thomas Heggen
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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

Over the loudspeaker we hear a series of three announcements, one of which is a call for crew to pick up their mail. Lights come up on the amidships area, revealing Doc reading a letter and a sailor guarding the Captain's palm trees. Pulver enters carrying a bundle of mail. Dowdy enters from another direction, telling Pulver he and the other men have finished with the job Pulver gave them and that Pulver was right in issuing the orders he did. He also reveals that the Captain isn't showing a movie again, saying he's punishing the whole crew because one sailor removed his shirt. He urges Pulver to do something, but Pulver says he'll take care of the situation in his own way.

As Dowdy exits, Pulver looks through his mail, discovering he's got a letter from Roberts dated 3 weeks ago. He reads the letter...

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