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Orpheus Descending Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scene 3, Part 1 Summary

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Act 3, Scene 3, Part 1 Summary

The Town Women appear, gossiping about how Jabe's bleeding has finally stopped and how Lady is planning to go ahead with the grand opening of the confectionery. Lady appears, fresh from the beauty parlor and shouts for Val. Beulah, one of the Town Women, asks Lady how long Beulah and Lady have known each other. Lady says it's been a long time, leading her into reminiscences of how Lady and her family arrived as immigrants, how she was no bigger than the dancing monkey her father had, and how the monkey died. As the Town Women comment sarcastically on how brave she is, Lady cries out that the monkey isn't dead yet.

Carol appears, and when Lady says the store isn't open to her, Carol replies that because her license has been suspended, she needs someone to drive her out of the county...

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