Picnic - Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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It is late afternoon on the same day. Millie is by herself on the porch. She has put on a dress and looks attractive, but uncomfortable, in her finery. She is swaying to some music, when Madge comes outside. Madge is angry that Millie did not help her get ready for the picnic. Madge has had to spend the afternoon cooking and making sandwiches. Millie is not interested in Madge's complaints. She is anxious about her appearance. She asks Madge how she looks and Madge reassures her that she looks pretty. Millie is concerned about how to talk to boys. Madge tells her just to say whatever comes into her head. Millie has talked to Hal all day but is now nervous about making conversation with him on a "real date." Millie recounts the day to Madge. She says Hall has been bragging about his...

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