Shadowlands - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

William Nicholson
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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Act 2 begins in much the same way as Act 1, with Lewis addressing the audience. He again speaks about the existence of God, only this time he brings up Joy's discovery of bone cancer. His stance falters and he is obviously having a hard time coping with the recent events. Warnie and Douglas enter and ask Lewis about Joy's condition. Lewis confesses that he has not been able to sleep because he wants so desperately for her to get better.

Act 2, Scene 1 Analysis

Though Lewis' speech begins in much the same way as Act 1, it becomes evident that he is using it as a way to try to convince his self of a belief that is slipping. He is trying to hold onto the reasons he has traced for the pain, but has lost sight. He is hurting and angry and his lecture dissolves into emotion...

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