The Subject Was Roses - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Frank D. Gilroy
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John and Timmy enter the apartment laughing. They have had a good time at the ballgame even though the Giants lost. Timmy has a bouquet of red roses for his mother but tells his father to tell her they are from him. John agrees to. Their talk turns to the fact that John wonders what kind of soldier he might have been. He wanted to go during WWI but could not because he was head of the household. He wonders if he would have had the courage when it got right down to it. Timmy confirms that he knows his father to be the wisest and bravest man he has ever known. They continue telling stories and more beer when Nettie enters the apartment.

She sees the flowers, cries, and thanks her husband. She is pleased but also a bit sad because her own father...

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