Anna in the Tropics - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

Nilo Cruz
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In Act 2, Scene 3, the factory workers celebrate the introduction of their new brand, the "Anna Karenina." Ofelia, Santiago and Juan Julian drink a toast before the party begins. Chechy and Palomo replace them on stage, bringing in palm leaves to decorate the factory. Palomo complains about not being able to sleep, imagining his wife with Juan Julian and smelling him on her. Chechy suggests that he move up north with her, since he had wanted to do that with Mildred. Juan Julian enters with lanterns to be strung. Chechy and Palomo question him about why Karenin would not have murdered Vronsky. The lector offers his opinion that Anna fell in with Vronsky because she needed to rediscover herself as a woman. He declines to say with which of Tolstoy's characters he personally identifies.

The discussion is interrupted by Santiago and Ofelia's entrance. They...

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