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Plenty Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scene 7 Summary

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Act 1, Scene 7 Summary

In England in 1956 a dinner party is in progress, with Brock entertaining a Burmese businessman, Mr. Wong. Darwin comes in, apologizing for being late. While Brock is out getting his wife, Wong says he's heard of Darwin's days in the Far East, and that it's an honor to meet him. Susan comes in, followed by Brock, and we understand that they're now married. She welcomes Darwin, comments on his difficult week and tells him, at some length and in sarcastically extravagant language, that he can forget all about "the Suez Canal." She offers to go find him some food, and then suggests that Wong should go with her - hinting that Darwin and Brock need to talk.

When Susan and Wong are gone, Darwin asks for a drink. He comments on Susan's behavior and asks whether she's mentally ill. Brock says she just...

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