The Shrike - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Kramm
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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

It is now several hours later at 2:00 in the morning and Ann has been at Jim's bedside since he was brought in yesterday morning. Miss Cardell suggests that Ann go home to rest for a little while but Ann will not leave Jim. Ann accepts a cup of coffee offered by Miss Cardell and is anxious to speak to Dr. Barrow who has just entered the ward.

Dr. Barrow suggests that Ann question Jim whenever he is semi-conscious because people reveal their true motives in this state when their defenses are down. Dr. Barrow questions Ann about any explanations for the suicide attempt that Jim may have provided in his letter to his brother but Ann says that there was nothing mentioned along that line.

Ann offers up the fact that Jim has not worked in his profession as a Broadway theater director since his...

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