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Torch Song Trilogy - Study Guide Fugue in a Nursery, Coda Summary & Analysis

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Fugue in a Nursery, Coda Summary

It is now Monday morning and Ed phones Arnold because Laurel has left Ed at least temporarily and is in New York City, where Ed hopes Arnold can check on her occasionally. Laurel unwittingly reveals that it is Ed's sexual encounter with Alan, which has prompted her to leave the house, a fact that Arnold justifies as basic human frailties.

Arnold does confront Alan about the encounter but realizes that he loves Alan and the two men ultimately declare their love for each other and commit to a permanent relationship.

Fugue in a Nursery, Coda Analysis

True to the style of the play, the author finishes with what he calls a Coda, which, in a musical fugue, is the conclusion of the main body of work. The crisis of the weekend is over and one of the couples is...

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