The Balcony - Study Guide Scene 9 Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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The Chief comes in and looks at the others as though asking a question. The Envoy tells him that nobody has yet come into the whorehouse asking to pretend to be him, but the Queen says that everything's ready for when someone does. The Chief complains that all the ideas the Envoy has had for improving his image have been failures, particularly the last one - appearing in costume as a giant phallus. The officials comment that they've waited for years to assume the power they've finally achieved and that perhaps the Chief should be patient a while longer. The Queen angrily tells them again that they should recognize that the Chief has real power, but the Bishop reminds her that that's because he and the other officials have made the Chief credible. He delivers a long poetic speech about how he and the other...

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