The Ruling Class - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

The flash from a photographer's camera briefly lights up on all the characters but Jack, gathered for the christening of the baby. A moment later we're in the drawing room, where the cross is now gone and ornate Victorian furniture and ornaments have appeared. Everybody comments on how well the christening went, with Grace adding as she leaves that the baby has completely saved the family. When she's gone, Herder debates with the others about whether Jack is to be declared insane and permanently committed, saying he's convinced that Jack is on the road to recovery. Sir Charles is determined to have Jack put away. Claire is unconvinced either way. Grace returns, having handed the baby off to a nurse. She's just in time to hear Herder talk about how important "the Earl" is to his research.

From the doorway, Jack says he's...

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