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

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Act 2, Part 1 Summary

That evening, Maxine is setting the tables for dinner with help from Hannah, help that Maxine doesn't actually want. Maxine says she's made arrangements for Hannah and Nonno to go to another hotel the next day. Hannah protests she doesn't want to move, and tries to buy a few more nights with a small jade figurine. Maxine refuses, but admires Hannah's honesty. Being honest in her turn, she tells Hannah that Fred left her in deep financial trouble, and that "if living didn't mean more to me than money I might as well have been dropped in the ocean with him." She goes on to tell Hannah that she buried Fred at sea and imagines the fish he used to try to catch feeding on him. The German Fahrenkopfs march across the stage on their way up from the beach, celebrating the bombing of London...

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