Reunion - Study Guide Scene 11 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 11 Summary

Bernie tells Carol he wanted to call her on the day she turned 21. He says she probably doesn't believe him, but ultimately it doesn't matter since actions are more important than ideas, adding that spending time in jail reminded him that the present is what's important. Carol says she wants to get to know him better, and Bernie says he wants to get to know her, too, suggesting they go for a walk or do something they did together when Carol was a child.

Scene 11 Analysis

Bernie's restless insistence on going for a walk suggests two things. The first is that on some level he realizes that his reunion with himself won't be complete until he manages to put the past with Carol aside and moves into the future, becoming the kind of father he can be now as opposed to the kind they both wish he...

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