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

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Act 2, Part 1 Summary

Pavlo is still in his dress uniform, the other trainees stand in formation, and Pavlo's brother Mickey is preparing for a date as a Captain tells the trainees about battles being fought in Vietnam. The trainees are dismissed as Pavlo joins Mickey, and they talk about how cold things were in Georgia. They also talk about their mother, who conversation reveals is in a psychiatric hospital. Pavlo talks about how the other men in his unit thought he was weird, but how Mickey is even weirder. Mickey wonders whether Pavlo really was in the army, suggesting he could have been lying like he always does. Pavlo insists that he was in the army, that he's going to Vietnam, and that "not an asshole anymore." He goes on to say that he's happier than he's ever been, and that people respect him now. He...

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