The Shrike - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Kramm
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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

A few days later, Dr. Bellman, Dr. Barrow, Miss Wingate, and Gregory are meeting to discuss Jim's condition. It is the group consensus that Jim is participating with the doctors and engaging in pleasant activities with the other patients. The doctors give Jim a word association test and question whether Jim is sincere about his professed love for Ann or if he is cleverly acting. The doctors dismiss Jim from the meeting and agree that they tend to believe that he is sincere.

Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis

Jim has managed his first hurdle in his release by convincing the doctors that he has abandoned Charlotte and any ideas of a theatrical career in favor of returning to Ann and finding a steady job. Again, the author points out the irony in Jim killing his soul in order to save his life.

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