Mulatto - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Scene 2 begins an hour later – it is now night. The scene opens with the Undertaker talking to Sam. He asks Sam if Colonel Norwood had any relatives; he says no. The Undertaker asks Sam to find Cora – she has the keys to the liquor cabinet, plus he says he'd "like to see how she looks."

Cora enters. The Undertaker begins to order her around, trying to get her to open the liquor cabinet. She refuses, telling him she only takes orders from Colonel Norwood. When the Undertaker tells her the Colonel is dead, she claims he is actually out with the mob chasing Bert. The Undertaker decides Cora is crazy and leaves. Sam is upset and scared about the disrespect Cora showed to the white Undertaker – he decides that with the hunt going on for Bert, he would be safer staying in town...

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