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

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Mrs. Antrobus and Mr. Antrobus, now back in character, discuss Mr. Antrobus' war wound, the street party celebrating the end of the war, and how Mr. Antrobus has lost the desire to go on in life. He speaks at length about how, while he was in combat, he used to imagine possibilities for making the world better, but adds that since the war has ended he's lost his desire to make those possibilities a reality. Mrs. Antrobus tells him that while she and Gladys were in hiding, they console themselves with the belief that he will find a way to make things better. She urges him to find the desire to rebuild the world, saying they can suffer whatever's necessary.

Sabina returns and asks permission to go out and join the celebration. She also asks to go to the movies, explaining that the people running...

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