Top Girls - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Marlene interviews Jeanine, a young secretary tired of her job who wants Marlene and her company to find her a new one. Marlene asks a detailed series of questions, and Jeanine's answers indicate to Marlene the kind of job she wants, how much pay she wants and how much she's prepared to challenge her relationship with her fiancy in order to get what she wants. Marlene comes up with two possibilities - good pay with limited prospects and little respect for a private life or less pay with better prospects. Jeanine expresses the desire to travel, but Marlene says there aren't many jobs of that sort available.

Jeanine indicates that she's conflicted about how much time she wants to spend on work as opposed to with her fiancy and also about how far ahead she wants to think. Marlene tells her...

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