Dream on Monkey Mountain - Study Guide Act 2 Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Back in the prison, the Corporal appears with food for the prisoners. He distributes it to Souris and Tigre, asking how Makak has been behaving. Souris and Tigre tell him that Makak has been delirious, mumbling all the time. As they ask for more food, saying that it's their right, the Corporal tells them that they have the right to what they're getting and nothing more. He adds that it's the law of the white man, and he's there to fulfill that law. He bullies Makak into begging for food, which makes Makak beg to go home. Makak says that he has money, but the Corporal says he can't be bribed. The Corporal reiterates that he is the law and that in spite of the fact that the law changes according to who has power and who is breaking the law, ultimately it is incorruptible...

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