Dream on Monkey Mountain - Prologue Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Prologue Part 2 Summary

As the chorus sings a song commenting on the behavior of monkeys, the Corporal, Tigre and Souris pretend to put Makak on trial. The Corporal charges that Makak created a disturbance in a public bar and that he spoke obscenely about a dream he had in which he was spoken to by a spirit. In addition, Makak is charged with urging other people in the bar to join him in rebellion and becoming violent when he was laughed at. Makak asks again to be sent home, saying that spirits truly do talk to him and as a result he's become mad. He explains that God appeared to him on Monkey Mountain in the form of a singing woman, and he calls himself God's warrior. Tigre and Souris laugh, but the Corporal allows Makak to plead his case.

Makak's cage disappears as he speaks a poetic...

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