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Next to Normal Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Part 3 Summary

Brian Yorkey
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Act 1, Part 3 Summary

Scene 7 - As Henry offers Natalie some marijuana, music starts (a mid-tempo, folk/rock song, "Superboy and the Invisible Girl"), and Natalie vents her anger at being the child always disregarded in favor of her parents' concern about her dead brother. At one point, Diana appears, overhears, and comments that Natalie's not telling the truth, that she loves her daughter as much as she can. Diana then goes, and Natalie pleads to be noticed (see "Quotes," p. 37). Gabe appears and sings with Natalie about "the son of steel and the daughter of air." As the song ends, Natalie takes the marijuana from Henry.

Scene 8 - Dan takes Diana to a new doctor, Dr. Madden, who takes her medical history, and she comments that her mother was herself as "high spirited" as she is. Madden comments that sometimes a mental illness can lie dormant for some...

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