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You Can't Take It with You - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

The curtain goes down temporarily and rises on the same scene later that night. There are unusual noises throughout the apartment, and then all is quiet as Alice and Tony return from their date at the Monte Carlo Ballet. The couple is tenderly romantic, and Alice and Tony declare their love for one another amid interruptions of the family members.

Exasperated, Alice tries to make Tony understand that she cannot marry him because he can never understand her family and she loves them too much to ever cut them out of her life. Tony declares that he also loves the Sycamore family and reminds Alice that every couple has challenges with family dynamics.

Alice finally relents and agrees to marry Tony. The two must part for the evening, but Tony asks Alice to meet him before work in the morning because he will have thought...

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