The America Play

by

Suzan-Lori Parks

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The America Play: Act 2, Part F: Echo Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Yet again, the same stage direction repeats: “A gunshot echoes. Loudly. And echoes.”
It is difficult to say exactly why this stage direction would get its own section: perhaps the echoing gunshot is the culmination of the other “Echo” sections, or perhaps it is a sign for Lucy, Brazil, and the audience to know that the man who has popped up on the television is really the Foundling Father.
Themes
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Death, Mourning, and Resurrection Theme Icon