Rhinoceros, and Other Plays - The Future is in the Eggs Summary & Analysis

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The Future is in the Eggs Summary

The families of a young married couple gather around and watch as the couple—Jacques and Roberta—affectionately cuddle with one another. The family is annoyed; they think Jacques and Roberta are wasting their time when they could be "productive": that is, they could be producing children. Finally, the family members shake the two back into reality. After eating, Jacques' father tells Jacques the he has some unfortunate news for him. He points to a painting of Jacques' grandfather (played by an actor standing in a frame) and asks him why he thinks he no longer hears his grandfather sing. Jacques is confused and cannot produce an answer. Finally, they tell him: His grandfather has died. Jacques does not seem to understand this revelation and stands there emotionless. He finally comes...

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