The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel - Act 1, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 2 Summary

Pavlo falls in with his fellow trainees, as Sergeant Tower appears. In a series of long, aggressive, loudly delivered speeches, Tower harangues and belittles the trainees. He talks about how tough he is and how tough he's going to make them, about how the only thing lower in this world than a trainee is a civilian. From now on, every trainee's first name is the same as his, written over his heart - US Army. He sees Pavlo isn't paying attention, calls him out of the line, and orders him to do pushups. As he does, Tower harangues the trainees some more. When Pavlo finishes and stands, Tower chews him out for standing without being given permission and tells him to do ten more. Pavlo does as Tower harangues the trainees yet again, eventually leading them offstage, as they sing a marching song about how...

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