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The Shrike Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

Joseph Kramm
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Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

Five days pass and Jim's nerves are increasingly on edge. When some of the other men sing and play guitar in the ward, Jim is noticeably irritated, especially when Miss Wingate and Gregory cannot tell Jim when he can talk to Dr. Bellman again. Jim loses his patience and kicks over the game table and Gregory is able to calm him temporarily but warns Jim that outbursts like that could get him sent to "seven." Jim acquiesces and stares mournfully out the window as the music and singing begin once more.

Act 2, Scene 5 Analysis

The author builds to the climax of the play as Jim's mood grows increasingly darker and his patience is almost exhausted. Jim's outburst actually shows his sanity at the injustice of his situation among the other men who have accepted their fate and do not question the logic of...

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