The Mound Builders - Act 2 Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Part 3 Summary

In his office, August shows a slide of a pot and comments into his tape recorder that he's tired of his work and his finds being taken over by people who respond to aesthetics only, saying that the historical value of what he does is being overwhelmed by people who just want to find something pretty. He's surprised to see that the next slide is one of his college graduation, and refers to the hope and innocence in his face. The next slide is one of Dan, which leads August to talk about the way in which work like theirs, like anybody's, is undertaken to "blind him to the passing moon." He then briefly summarizes what's gone on with the dig up to the point at which the discovery of the god-king is made, and refers to it as the most important discovery...

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