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The America Play, and Other Works Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 4, Pickling Summary

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Section 4, Pickling Summary

NB The character in this play speaks in the author's revised language.

Miss Miss sings a short song about wiping a man's brow, about having the handkerchief she used ripped in two and giving the half she was given to someone else. She then recalls her relationship with a physically powerful, strong and attractive man named Charles, referring to his taut arms, powerful biceps, how attractive he looked in a muscle shirt, how he once saved her life, how he lived next door to her and her mother, and how he came by during the summer to eat their beets. Her recollections occur in a linear fashion, but are interrupted by various stream-of-consciousness thoughts - her wondering what happened to her icebox, considering how mother's milk never comes clean, celebrating her singing and her ability to accompany herself on jars, and how Charles liked the...

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