The Subject Was Roses - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

Frank D. Gilroy
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It is now 9 a.m. Monday morning and John and Nettie are in the kitchen. He tells her that she could convince Timmy to stay: that he would listen to her. She brushes off his comments and he feels that she is being insensitive. She does not want him to leave but he has made his decision. Timmy comes out for breakfast and his father demands to know why he is leaving, why he will not stay for a couple more weeks. His mother was counting on having him home. He tells him that he can do what he pleases; say anything he wants; drink what he wants, anything.

However, Timmy is fixed on leaving and finally he tells his father why. He has a recurring dream that someone has told him that his father is dead, and he cries because his father has never...

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