The Skin of Our Teeth - Act 3, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Part 2 Summary

As Henry continues to mutter and thrash, Mr. Antrobus appears, wearing a long overcoat. He listens as Henry shouts angrily about tearing everything down and starting again. As he continues, Mr. Antrobus takes out a gun. Henry wakes himself up and confronts his father. Stage directions describe him as "a representation of strong unreconciled evil" as he challenges Mr. Antrobus to shoot him. He says he's got no family, doesn't want any, wants no-one telling him what to do, and that he's completely alone in the world. Mr. Antrobus tells him war is a pleasure compared to the prospect of trying to build a new life with Henry in the middle of it.

Henry promises to go away where he can be free. Mr. Antrobus' manner suddenly changes as he asks Henry to stay and try again. Henry refuses, indicating he has no...

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