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

Frank D. Gilroy
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It is now Sunday morning and John and Nettie are having breakfast. They are arguing about the strength of the coffee and he tells her that he is thinking of renting out the lake house for the summer because they could use the money. She is unfazed by his remarks. Timmy enters and it is clear that his father is short tempered with him also. The party atmosphere from the last two days is now gone. He asks for cream for his coffee and his father tells him the coffee is too weak and does not need it. However, obviously, since Timmy has been to war he is now an expert on everything. Timmy ignores his father's continuing antagonism and his mother gives him cream and some toast.

Then the subject of Sunday mass arises and Timmy announces that he no longer goes to church...

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