Orpheus Descending - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Carol asks Val why he's acting as though he doesn't remember her, and whether he's afraid that she'll tell what she knows about him. After he says repeatedly he doesn't know her, Carol tells a long story about how they met in a bar, talked about his snakeskin jacket, and how he said he wished she hadn't touched it. Carol reminds him that she said "What on earth can you do ... but catch at whatever comes near you, with both your hands, until your fingers are broken?" She talks about how she never said anything like that before, how Val seemed to understand what she meant, and how afterwards he played his guitar and sang. She then says she'd like to party with him, but Val says he's too old to party. Carol responds saying no-one is ever too old, and...

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