Fiddler on the Roof - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Stein
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The party spills out onto the street outside the Inn. Lazar says that after the wedding, Tevye will be his father. Tevye replies that he always wanted a son, but expected him to be a little older than himself.

The constable enters and soberly interrupts the festivities. He asks one of the Russians what they are celebrating, and the man explains that Tevye's eldest daughter is to be married. The constable congratulates Tevye, who thanks him. Everyone but Tevye and the constable filter off stage.

The constable has news for Tevye, as a friend. He gives him this news because he likes him as an honorable person for a Jewish dog. Tevye is not quite sober, so he is bemused by this mixed compliment. The constable tells him that he has orders to arrange an unofficial demonstration soon. Tevye is shocked, thinking he means a...

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