The Emperor Jones - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 6 Summary

Jones arrives at a place in the forest that is overgrown with vines to make it appear almost vessel like. He is exhausted and must rest despite the possibility that he may be captured at any moment. His pants are so shredded that he appears almost to wear nothing but a loincloth. His moans intersperse with those of figures that now become apparent to him. They are seated in two rows with their back touching the forest walls as if they were shackled to them. They move rhythmically as if they were rowing a ship. Their melancholy moans increase and blend with his own sobs until he overpowers them with his wailing. They disappear and he runs even further into the forest.

Act 1, Scene 6 Analysis

Jones has been reduced symbolically to that of a native African in his pants, which now look like a loincloth...

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