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The Playboy of the Western World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2 Summary

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Act 2 Summary

Christy cannot believe his own good fortune to have found hospitality at the Flaherty public house and fingers the bottles and goods on the shelves as he explores his new surroundings. Suddenly he hears female voices. Hoping one of them is Pegeen's, he looks out to find not her but some village girls who enter the house just as Christy hides in a side room.

The village girls, Sara, Susan, Honor and Nelly have come to look at the man who they have been told has killed his father. That kind of courage has earned Christy a reputation quickly and the girls bring gifts of duck eggs, a chicken and some butter as gifts. This newfound attention emboldens Christy, who tells the story of his father's murder with increasing relish.

The Widow Quin enters the house and instructs the girls to fix breakfast for Christy, as she...

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