In "The Zoo Story," why does Peter remain in the park with Jerry throughout the entire play?

Peter remains in the park with Jerry throughout the entirety of "The Zoo Story" initially to be polite and later due to the fact that he gets into a fight with Jerry.

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The first point that we need to make clear in answering this question is that Peter does not want to be around Jerry. All Peter wanted was to sit in the park by himself, read his book, and relax. Jerry, however, will not be ignored and forces Peter into a conversation. Peter, being polite, reveals some facts about his life, such as that he is married, has two children and two parakeets, and works in textbook...

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