The Piano Lesson - Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2 Summary

Doaker goes back downstairs, and when Boy Willie starts speaking about how Berniece is imagining things, Doaker tells him Berniece is too levelheaded to imagine such a thing. Boy Willie teases Doaker about all the women back home who are after him, and how they all put on their best dresses and wait for the train to come in, since Doaker's a cook on the railroad. The women know that when the train comes in they'll be able to see him. Doaker tells a long story about the railroad, how the track has a certain set of directions it travels in and will always arrive there once it gets started. He also talks about how people are sometimes surprised when they discover they've gotten on the wrong train. Most people, he says, are riding the train because they're not satisfied with where they...

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