The Philadelphia Story - Study Guide Act 2 Scene 1 Part 2 Summary & Analysis

Philip Barry
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Following a brief interruption from Dinah, Tracy opens the gift from Dexter. It's a photograph of a boat, the True Love, that Dexter built and that they sailed together. Tracy refers to it as "yare," a term that she explains means graceful, responsive and easy to handle. As George comments that the gift is tasteless, Tracy talks about how she wants to get away from this life and be something useful. George says that he wants to build her a beautiful house on a hill and take her away from all the people whom they don't like and who waste their time. He says that she's something beautiful and austere and perfect. Tracy listens, becoming more and more shocked, as George uses language similar to Dexter's, referring to Tracy as a goddess. He says that everybody feels that way about her...

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