The Ruling Class - Act 1, Scenes 11, 12, 13, and 14 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scenes 11, 12, 13, and 14 Summary

Scene 11 - Jack, who has been twitching on the cross this whole time, stops twitching. He shouts out happily that he feels better and that he wants to bless everything from crawfish and trout to the Society of Women Engineers. Finally, he shouts that it's his wedding day.

Scene 12 - The entire family, including Tucker, gathers for the wedding. The Bishop appears in full robes. Grace appears in a white gown accompanied by Sir Charles, and Jack appears in a formal jacket but wearing no shirt. The Bishop reads the introduction to the traditional wedding service that calls for anyone with objections to the marriage to "speak now or forever hold his peace." Tucker makes rude comments about the family, but then he becomes quiet. The Bishop then asks whether the bride and groom know of anything that might prohibit their...

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