The Square Root of Wonderful - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

A week has passed and Hattie comments on how the white coverings over the furnishings in Paris' house make it look as if they're in mourning. Now that his father is dead, the house is being closed up and Paris and his mother are moving back to Brooklyn Heights. When Hattie wonders why Mr. Lovejoy committed suicide, Paris defends his father, saying that his car had an accident; his father was too brave to have committed such a weak act as suicide.

Mother Lovejoy and Sister are preparing to return home while Mollie stays paralyzed with grief in her room. Mother Lovejoy has called for a limousine to take them to the train station because you can cry in a limousine without being questioned, as opposed to a taxi where the driver wants to talk too much. Before she leaves, Mother Lovejoy tells Paris that...

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