The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel - Act 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 3 Summary

Ardell instructs Pavlo on when to resort to bayonet combat, and how to put on his gas mask in the event of a gas attack. He reminds him that, in the event of a radiation attack, he's completely helpless. Pavlo, resenting the helplessness, repeats the word "no" over and over, moving into the next scene, as he does so.

Pavlo, still repeating the word "no," comes into the barracks where the other trainees are waiting to accuse him of stealing their money, and in particular the wallet of a trainee named "Hinkle." Pavlo says that he doesn't steal. When Kress reminds him about the cars he says he stole, Pavlo says that's different, because the people he stole the cars from weren't his friends. Kress says Pavlo has no friends, and then climbs onto Pavlo's bed. Pavlo tries to...

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