Anna in the Tropics - Act 2, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Nilo Cruz
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Act 2 opens as Juan Julian and Conchita conclude making love on a factory table before work. Juan Julian has recorded a selection from Anna Karenina that continues the reading heard in Act 1, Scene 3. As they dress, the lector says he would prefer to meet in his room or in a hotel. They hear the workers approaching and hurriedly part. Chechy and Ofelia are arguing about management of the factory. Chechy has purchased a rolling machine and argues the need for modernity. Ofelia asserts her right as factory owner to make such decisions and calls for someone to fetch Santiago to end the debate. The economic liability of lectors is brought up, and the value of literature is debated. The lector suggests that the workers put it to a democratic vote and offers to step outside.

Santiago appears and introduces himself amiably to Juan Julian. He forces the vote, and only...

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