Sweet Bird of Youth - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

This scene takes place at the home of Boss Finley, Heavenly's father, who is telling George Scudder that Chance first had his daughter when she was only 15 years old. Boss can't believe that Chance is back in town, and means to have him removed one way or another. He tells his son, Tom, to make sure that happens by tomorrow.

Boss finds Heavenly at the edge of the lawn and warns her against creating any more scandal that could affect his political career. She is weary of his lifestyle, including the mistress he has kept since long before her own mother died. She wishes he would have just let her marry Chance when they were younger and they would have been long gone from this town.

Boss then offers Heavenly an unlimited spending spree in town tomorrow in exchange for her...

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