Topdog/Underdog - Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 4 Summary

The next morning Lincoln wakes up in a bitter mood, and Booth is still sound asleep. He is ranting about how he's mistreated at work. Other men also play the part of Abraham Lincoln at the arcade, but he's the only one whose costume is checked every day. It's implied that this is so because Lincoln is black. Talking to himself, Lincoln argues that he should quit when his boss gives him a hard time about the condition of his costume. Lincoln's monologue about his job contrasts with what he's said about it in conversation with Booth. Lincoln seems to be speaking more honestly when he's alone than when he's talking to his brother.

Lincoln's feelings of dissatisfaction with his job lead him to reminisce about his card hustling days. According to Lincoln, he had a talent for it, but he quit because...

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