On Golden Pond - Act 2, Scene 1, Summary & Analysis

Ernest Thompson
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Act 2, Scene 1, Summary

It is early morning in mid-August. Norman is sneaking through the house, gathering fishing supplies, and silently calling for Billy to get up and join him. Norman goes out the screen door, which is fixed now. Billy comes down the steps and sets the bait bucket on the steps before going into the kitchen. Unbeknownst to Norman, Ethel appears on the stairs. Ethel spots a spider on one of the living room beams and leaves the room in search of a rake. Norman reenters the house, finds the bait bucket, and calls for Billy again, telling him not to wake Ethel. Billy returns to the living room with a stack of cookies. Billy hides behind the couch when Ethel comes back into the room. Norman returns again, calling to Billy. Ethel nearly hits him with the rake.

Ethel tells Norman about the spider. Norman yells...

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