36 Views - Act 2, Scenes 32-33 Summary & Analysis

Naomi Iizuka
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In Owen's office in scene 32, he and Dr. Hearn discuss Mt. Fuji, the subject of the large (fake) woodblock print on the wall behind Owen's desk. He tells her she is lucky to have even glimpsed the awe-inspiring peak, and then goes on to reveal he should have known instantly the pillow book manuscript was a forgery. A journalist reporting the story called him for a quote and he realized immediately she was right. He points out several obvious inconsistencies, such as the parrot--a bird virtually unknown in Japan at the time--and gently blames Dr. Hearn for not noticing these issues, as it is her area of expertise.

In scene 33, Darius and Dr. Hearn speak cordially about their pasts--past loves, their parents, their careers--revealing Dr. Hearn is not in fact Japanese, but was adopted from China by a Japanese woman and Midwestern American man...

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