The Shrike - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Kramm
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Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

It is now noon, two days later, the day after Thanksgiving. Jim is sitting up in bed and the ward is bathed in warm sunlight streaming through the barred windows. Grosberg delivers lunch to the patients and Jim jokes with Grosberg, asking him to mail a letter for him. Ann arrives soon afterward and tells Jim that she has good news, which she will reveal after Jim has eaten his lunch.

Jim balks and Ann tells him that she received a phone call about a theater job interview for Jim on Monday. Jim's spirits are instantly lifted and he wants to try to walk so that he can be ready for Monday's appointment. Dr. Kramer thinks that Jim is fine physically but leaves the final decision to Dr. Barrow and the chief psychiatrist, Dr. Schlesinger.

Ann is encouraged by Jim's progress but her spirits dip...

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