Ruined - Act 2, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 Summary & Analysis

Lynn Nottage
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Scene 1, pages 63 through 65 – In this scene, music and dance tell the story as Sophie and Mama sing a seductively playful song about how good it feels to visit Mama’s house. Fortune stands guard outside; Mr. Harari watches; and a drunken Christian tries to remain standing. Josephine dances, beginning “playfully, seductively, then slowly becom[ing] increasingly frenzied. She releases her anger, her pain – everything. She desperately grabs at the air as if trying to hold on to something. She abruptly stops, overwhelmed.”

Scene 2, pages 65 through 67 – In the living quarters behind the bar, after the fatigued Josephine is sent out to keep entertaining the customers, the nervous Salima tries to keep her pregnancy hidden from Mama Nadi as Mama Nadi tells her to forget about reuniting with Fortune, saying that neither her husband nor her village will be able to love or accept...

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