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

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Similar to Act 1, this act begins with an announcement over the loudspeaker, describing the setting, Atlantic City, and how the international society of mammals, human division, has just elected a new president - Mr. Antrobus. He and Mrs. Antrobus appear as the announcement narrates his achievements, the most important of which is the classifying the animals, as well as those of his wife, the most notable of which has apparently been the invention of fried food. Mr. Antrobus gives a speech in which he celebrates the extinction of the dinosaur, the disappearance of the ice, the noble sacrifice of those who've died to get the human race where it is, and the beginning of a new day. He then debunks apparent accusations that in the moments before his birth he almost chose to be a bird or a fish instead of human, saying he's always been proudly human. Mrs. Antrobus...

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