The Balcony - Study Guide Scene 9 Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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The Bishop, the Judge and the General come in from the balcony. They discuss the reactions of the crowd, and the Bishop comments that his grocer bowed to him. The Judge worries about whether he was visible behind the Queen. The Bishop and the Judge talk about how they're going to become the people they're pretending to be, issuing orders and making policy. The General says it's not as easy for him and then refers to the Chief and his powers. The Bishop comments that having someone pretend to be him at the whorehouse hasn't yet solidified the Chief's power. Until someone actually does, their position is perilous.

Three Photographers burst into the room, ready to take pictures of the officials. The officials assume what they think are the appropriate poses, but the Photographers move them around and tell them how to compose their faces...

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