Orpheus Descending - Study Guide Act 2, Scenes 2, 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Over the course of these three scenes, sexual tension builds up to the climactic moment in Act 2 - the beginning of the sexual relationship between Val and Lady.

Scene 2 - Later that day, Val is alone in the store when Vee comes in to see him. After some small talk about whether Val has attended church yet, Val unwraps the canvas she brought, leading them into a conversation about how Vee has an special kind of sight which enables her to paint. As she's describing a vision she once had, her husband, Sheriff Talbott, comes in to see Jabe. After he's gone upstairs, Val and Vee talk further, with Val saying that the things Vee paints and the way she paints them help her make sense of the world. Vee agrees, and Val tells her that she's managed to make beauty out of...

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