R.U.R. - Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Summary

Ten years have passed, and the setting is now Helena's drawing room. Domin, Fabry and Hallemeier enter carrying potted plants for Helena. The men are on edge about the possibility of something happening today, but none will name the fear. Helena's voice is heard calling to Nana, the domestic, and Fabry and Hallemeier leave the room.

Helena and Nana enter the room, and Nana is disgruntled because Radius, one of the library robots, has gone berserk and destroyed statues and paintings. Nana is afraid of living around robots, and Helena advises her to feel sorry for the inanimate creatures. Helena finally sees Domin and asks about the flowers, and he tells her that they are to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Helena's arrival to the island.

Domin has other gifts for Helena from the other managers, and Helena reaches into Domin's pockets to find pearls and a...

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