The Rose Tattoo - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

It is now two hours later on the same day. Serafina comes out onto the porch in a slip, which now has wine stains on it. It is hard for her to stand but she is too restless to sit. She is still asking the Madonna for a sign when Father de Leo approaches the house. He chastises her for wearing only her undergarments outside and tells her that it is no wonder that the other women in the neighborhood are avoiding her. He knows that she was in grief over her dead husband but it has been three years and she needs to get some control over herself. However, he is not surprised that she has gone off the deep end because she started in that direction when she broke the rules of the Church and had her husband cremated...

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