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

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Carol's offstage laughter is heard as Val comes in and scrubs her lipstick off his mouth. As he picks up his guitar, Lady hurries downstairs without seeing him, and calls the drugstore for some medicine for Jabe. She swears in Italian, angrily says to the telephone operator that she doesn't care if it's late, and as she waits for the call to be connected, mutters that she wishes she were dead. Val tells her she doesn't wish that at all, startling her into raising her revolver. Val calmly explains that Vee brought him, that he's just been outside fixing Carol's car, and that she thought she could get him to make love with her. Their conversation is interrupted by the connection of Lady's call to the druggist and her angry confrontation with the druggist. Finally Lady hangs up, furious and complaining that she's cold. Val...

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