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The Ruling Class - Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

In the drawing room, which is now completely furnished in a Victorian style, Grace and Dinsdale argue over whether she should have invited Mrs. Treadwell and Mrs. Piggot-Jones back. Dinsdale is concerned that if they see Jack insane again, his chances for election are ruined, but Grace tells him that Jack is completely normal. If the women see him as he is now, Dinsdale's chances will only improve.

Tucker shows Mrs. Treadwell and Mrs. Piggot-Jones in. Grace welcomes them and tells Tucker to serve tea. Dinsdale and Grace apologize for Jack's behavior during their last visit, and Jack comes in, soberly dressed and quite calm. Claire comes in as well and watches with fascination as Jack charms the two visitors, agrees with their disgusted opinion of sexual activity and also agrees with them that the death penalty should be reinstated. He then starts talking about...

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