Sunrise at Campobello - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Dore Schary
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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

Backstage at Madison Square Garden, FDR waits with Eleanor, Louie, Missy, and his children. The noise from the crowd spills into the tiny room where they wait, putting them on edge in anticipation of Franklin's imminent walk on stage. Characteristically calm, FDR manages to humor the others out of their tensions yet it is clear he is slightly apprehensive.

There are last minute suggestions on the ending of FDR's speech but he is fixed on what he wants to say and he politely rebuffs Eleanor and Louie. As the time draws near, Jimmy helps his father secure the braces on his legs and get dressed. Finally, it is time and FDR leaves the tiny room amid the well wishes of his family.

Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis

FDR has been preparing for this moment for the past three years, notable for its political importance but also for...

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