The Ruling Class - Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

As Jack continues slicing open his mail, he and Claire discuss his behavior with the women. Jack explains how difficult his situation is for him, and Claire reminds him of what he said once about the importance of feeling. She talks about how difficult it is for people of their class to feel and recalls the excitement of feeling fear one night at her girl's school when there was a prowler. She touches him and asks him to wake up her feelings. When he tries to move away, she playfully puts on a Cockney accent and approaches him again.

The backdrop of the scene changes, indicating a London slum street in the late 1800s, the time of Jack the Ripper. Claire begins removing Jack's clothes, asking him to speak romantically to her. Jack, however, speaks in his disjointed random style, occasionally interjecting comments about dismembered...

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