The Square Root of Wonderful - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

Just before dawn on the morning after his last tirade, Philip wakes Paris to inform him that Mollie has packed her things during the night to leave them. Philip wants Paris to dress and come with him because he can't live without her. Philip and Paris will go somewhere none of them has ever been. Philip has done everything he knows to do to convince Mollie that he loves her and nothing has worked. His only course of action is to leave and take Paris with him.

Paris strongly hesitates, stating that his father must be hung over: he is white as death. Paris refuses to leave with his father because he has already made plans to go fishing today. In almost a dream-like state, Philip recalls his boyhood and all the joys of fishing and wildflowers and the love that was not a struggle...

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