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Orpheus Descending Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

A few weeks later Lady tells Val she's just had a complaint from a woman who said Val behaved improperly towards her. Val says the only improper thing he did was refuse the woman's advances. Lady comments on how everything he does is suggestive. Val takes his guitar and starts to leave, saying Lady criticizes him too much. Lady says she's truly pleased with his work; they shake hands in apology to each other, and suddenly seem mutually embarrassed by the physical contact. This leads into a discussion about how human beings connect, which concludes by Val saying human beings are destined to live their lives "in solitary confinement inside our own lonely skins for as long as we live on this earth!" Lady disagrees, but Val tells a story of how all his life he's waited for something to happen, for something...

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