Oleanna - Act Three: Part One (Summary and Analysis) Summary & Analysis

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John has asked Carol back to his office against his better judgment. Even Carol admits that she was surprised by the offer and repeatedly stands up, saying that she'll leave. John wants to start everything over. To have just one meeting where he feels they are both being heard as rational adults, not as symbols for something else. Even though it "profits" Carol to carry on with her legal case, John asks her to hear him out. Much like in Act One, Act Three is full of false starts and interrupted thoughts, highlighting the characters' cyclic struggle to communicate. It is interesting to note because the balance of power has shifted, so too have their roles in the conversation. Now, Carol is the one constantly interrupting John, and whenever Carol attempts to end...

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