The Skin of Our Teeth - Act 1, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 2 Summary

Mrs. Antrobus calls for her children, shouting for Henry to put down the stone he's carrying because of what happened last time. Henry and Gladys come in, complaining about the cold. Mrs. Antrobus draws them close to offer warmth and comfort, tells them to be quiet and respectful when Mr. Antrobus comes home from his hard day at work, and then suddenly panics when she sees Henry's hair isn't covering his forehead. As she tries to scrub a mark off his forehead, Henry comments that two of his teachers called him by his old name: Cain. Mrs. Antrobus tells him to never say that name again, then turns her attention to Gladys, whom she urges to behave like a lady. She then notices that Gladys is wearing makeup, so loses her temper, and yells for Sabina to take Gladys into the kitchen and scrub her...

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