Fiddler on the Roof - Act 1, Scene 9 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Stein
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Act 1, Scene 9 Summary

We are now in part of Tevye's yard at night. Tzeitel enters, wearing a bridal gown, followed by Tevye, Golde, and her sisters and other relations. Guests also enter and light candles. The men all take their places on one side, the women on the other. Tzeitel and Motel stand together in the center. Motel places a veil over Tzeitel's head, and four men carrying in a canopy, followed by the Rabbi. The canopy is placed over Motel and Tzeitel, and the guests and family sing.

Tevye and Golde reminisce about when Tzeitel was young as the guests sing about how times change and time flies on through happiness and sadness. The newlyweds look natural together, as they should. Perchik and Hodel both wonder if they will each be married.

As they sing, the Rabbi lifts Tzeitel's veil, then prays over a glass goblet of...

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