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

Frank D. Gilroy
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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

It is now 10 p.m. Sunday evening. Timmy is drunk and John is pacing the floor; Nettie has not come home all day. John is wondering what to do; he guesses he will wait until 11:00 and if she is not back by then, he will call the police. John cautions Timmy to stop drinking, that he has had enough, and that the police will want to question him since he was the last one to see her that day.

Timmy is not fazed by this and launches into a monologue about how he had to call around the local bars looking for his father; and then wanting him to come home, but not really, because then he and his mother would fight again.

The phone interrupts him and it is Nettie's mother asking John if they had heard anything from her yet. He promises to...

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