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The Young Man from Atlanta - Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 1 Summary

In the spring of 1950, Will sits at his desk at work, looking at house plans. Tom comes in, and Will shows him the plans, commenting that the house costs a fortune but it's the finest house in Houston and that his family deserves the best of everything. He suddenly becomes short of breath and apologizes, admitting he's got a heart condition. As he looks at the plans, Tom asks why Will wanted such a large house if there's only him and his wife to live in it. Will says he's wanted the biggest and the best ever since he was a child, unlike his brother who only looked as far as his next bottle of whisky. Will says he warned his son Bill to not become like that. He proudly says that Bill never touched alcohol and then shows Tom a picture of Bill. Will talks at...

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