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?I would very much appreciate someone's opinion or point...

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?

I would very much appreciate someone's opinion or point of view! I play Georgie and I'm trying to figure out what she wants from this scene (or from Lydia)! What is her purpose in the scene?

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This is a pivotal scene for all four of the characters. Lydia's arrival is the climax of the play because it reveals the main conflicts of each of the characters. Edward is struggling to do the right thing for Andrew and Georgie, Lydia is afraid Georgie and Andrew have already slept together, reflecting Andrew's feelings for Georgie, Andrew doesn't know what to do after his fight with Lydia, unsure of his feelings for either woman, and Georgie struggles between her love for Andrew and his treatment of her as inferior to him.

Georgie and Lydia discover the commonalities they have as women, clearing up misconceptions each one had of the other. Lydia admits that Georgie isn't the only reason for her problems with Andrew, and Georgie discovers that perhaps Andrew 's interest in her has been to mold her into a better version of Lydia, rather than having any real feelings for her.

The purpose of the scene is to present the climax, the most intense moment in the play. It is a turning point for each of the four characters because they all learn something about the others that changes their opinion about the other characters. For Georgie, it's an eye-opening experience as she walks out of the apartment, cynically thanking Edward and Andrew. Georgie now knows the truth about the other three characters, and this reflects how the play will end.

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