In the play Spike Heels, in act II, scene I, when Georgie and Lydia are speaking/yelling at each other, what is Georgie's objective? What is her purpose in the scene?   I would very much...

In the play Spike Heels, in act II, scene I, when Georgie and Lydia are speaking/yelling at each other, what is Georgie's objective? What is her purpose in the scene?

 

I would very much appreciate someone's point of view! I play Georgie and I'm trying to figure out what she wants from this scene (or from Lydia).

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At first, Georgie just wants Lydia to calm down and go away. She doesn't want to deal with her. She tries to tell her that she's wrong and to interrupt her so that Lydia will stop ranting. When she confesses to Lydia that she can't cope with the interaction and is worried about getting angry again, it helps defuse Lydia. They decide to have a drink together.

When Lydia gets upset and pushes Georgie farther, Georgie finally gets mad and snaps at her. She wants to make Lydia stop, to make her see things from Georgie's perspective, and to recognize that there's no reason for her to be there. She shames Lydia for thinking that she's better than the people that Georgie grew up with; perhaps she thinks she can goad Lydia into leaving.

Lydia finally decides to leave and then Georgie realizes what Lydia said about Andrew postponing the wedding. Georgie asks her to say.

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During the second scene in the play, Georgie and Edward are in the midst of hooking up, when Lydia arrives to break them up. She believes initially that she caught Georgie hooking up with her fiance, Andrew. An argument breaks out between the two women, who accuse one another of trying to ruin the other's relationship.

Georgie tries in this instance to get Lydia to address her failing relationship with Andrew, who has put...

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