The Odd Couple - Act 3 and Analysis Summary & Analysis

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The curtain rises, once again, on the living room of Oscar Madison. Felix is vacuuming the rug and the poker table is set up in readiness for another poker game. Oscar enters and it is obvious that he is still angry about Felix's behavior the night before with the Pigeon sisters. The two argue and Oscar begins to mess up the apartment simply to anger Felix. At one point, in his rage, Oscar orders Felix to remove a bowl of pasta from the poker table. He begins so angry when Felix mocks his ignorance at not knowing the difference between spaghetti and linguini that he throws the bowl of past at a wall, saying now "it's garbage!"

This physical act of anger identifies the play's climax, the height of the rising action. At this point, Oscar orders Felix to leave the...

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