Oleanna - Study Guide Act Two: Part One (Summary and Analysis) Summary & Analysis

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John opens the second act with a long (two-page) speech about his philosophies on teaching. Carol sits across from him at the desk, listening. Although it's not stated initially in this act, Carol has recently brought up accusations against John to the tenure board saying that in their previous meeting, John sexually harassed her. Now, the tenure board is preparing a meeting to hear Carol's case. Despite the fact that John seems sure the board will immediately throw out Carol's claim, in the time it takes them to deliberate, he stands to lose the deposit on the house he's purchasing. The mortgage company won't sell him the house without his raise in salary and his tenure won't officially be approved until after the meeting. Ultimately, Carol's claim - whether founded or unfounded -...

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