The Night of the Iguana - Study Guide Act 1, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Shannon is again in the hammock when Maxine reappears. As she removes his shoes and loosens his collar to make him more comfortable, she asks him again why he chases younger women. He doesn't answer. She discovers he's wearing a gold cross around his neck, which she knows means that he's thinking again about going back to being a priest. He tells her this is his last tour, and that he's written to his Bishop with a complete confession. Maxine finds the letter and tells him he's sweated through it.

Hank comes back onto the verandah and tries to kick Shannon out of the hammock, telling him the girl is having hysterics. Maxine offers him another drink, and he goes off to get one. As Maxine shaves Shannon, she tells him that Fred was always a mystery to her with his patience and his night...

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