The Darker Face of the Earth: A Play - Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2 Summary

Act 2, Scene 1 - Amalia is taken with Augustus, while at the same time, Scylla knows the curse is even closer. Augustus also seems to be quite taken with Amalia as well.

Act 2, Scene 2 - Time goes on, and Augustus and Amalia spend more and more time together, something which Phebe questions. Phebe also explains she was born on the plantation, but didn't know her father, and her mother died of sickness. Augustus brings Phebe into the fold for the insurrection.

Act 2, Scene 3 - Jones is overseeing the transfer of cotton from the field to the cotton house. Phebe has become an ardent supporter of the revolution, and waits impatiently for something to happen. Meanwhile, the slaves begin gossiping about Amalia and Augustus. Some believe that Augustus will be beat into submission, not with a whip, but with flattery and sex. Scylla arrives to...

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