The Shrike - Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Kramm
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Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

It is now Monday morning and Dr. Schlesinger and Ann are discussing Jim in Dr. Schlesinger's office. Ann admits that Jim has not had psychiatric problems in the past but that it would be helpful if he were to spend some time in the hospital to recover slowly. Ann also feels that Jim will come to his senses and want to heal their marriage.

Dr. Schlesinger mentions that the woman named Charlotte keeps calling his office in hopes of seeing Jim but he has denied her admission to Jim's ward at the hospital. Ann feels that Charlotte is behind Jim's suicide attempt but cannot prove anything. Ann leaves the office because Jim is expected for a meeting with Dr. Schlesinger at any time and the doctor does not want Jim to see that Ann has been meeting with him.

Jim enters the office for his...

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