Sunrise at Campobello - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Dore Schary
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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

The living room of the Roosevelt home in New York City is tasteful yet comfortable and FDR is seated in a wheelchair of his own design. He deftly uses another gadget he has fashioned to picks up some stamps from his collection that have fallen on the floor. Although he has managed a few successes, his mood is far from happy. His abrupt nature does not bother Missy, who expertly humors him.

A letter from Woodrow Wilson brightens FDR's mood a little as the ex-president thanks him for his commitment to the Wilson Foundation. As usual, Eleanor is supportive of his efforts but is caught short when FDR mentions that his homemade wheelchair is easy to navigate and helps to take away the loneliness. It had never occurred to her that Franklin could be lonesome in this busy household and with all the personal attention...

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