The Balcony - Study Guide Scene 5 Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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The Chief of Police, in a large coat and hat that makes him resemble the officials from the first few scenes, finally arrives. He greets Irma, who says she's been nervous waiting for him. Then he says the situation is worsening and that the Queen is in hiding. He soon changes the subject, asking for details about what scenarios have gone on in the whorehouse. He is disappointed when he hears that nobody wants to pretend to be him. He says his power is becoming considerable and his image is becoming huge, so he can't understand why nobody wants to pretend to be him. He vows that one day, someone will, perhaps when he's put down the rebellion. He asks Carmen what she thinks of his ideas. Carmen says that even though the fantasies they bring to life in the whorehouse are ultimately empty, the...

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