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Speed-the-Plow Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2 Summary

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Act 2 Summary

Act 2 opens that night at Gould's apartment. Gould and Karen are there together. As the Act opens, Karen is reading to Gould from "The Bridge."

After reading a section of the book, Karen begins to tell Gould what she thinks the meaning of it is. She says that, according to the book, all radiation has been sent by God to change us constantly. Gould asks how it's supposed to change us. Karen replies that it's to change us to a new thing, and that we don't need to be frightened. It comes from God. She says she felt empowered. Gould repeats the word "empowered," and Karen says that she hopes he's felt that, when something finally made sense. It's not courage; it's greater than courage. Then she adds that perhaps it is courage. She says that Gould has felt like that. Gould seems...

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