Study Guide

American Beauty Scene 59

Scene 59

Scene 59

  • Inside the house, Angela and Jane are fighting.
  • Angela says that Jane is too uptight, and Jane is begging Angela not to have sex with her dad.
  • Ricky comes knocking and wants Jane to come with him as he runs away from home. Angela makes fun of Ricky, and Jane and Ricky, and Jane gets pissed off.
  • Angela decides to attack Jane by calling her ugly, but Ricky isn't having any of that—he tells Angela that she's "boring" and "ordinary."
  • That apparently hits Angela where it hurts and she storms out to go cry on the stairs.