Fiddler on the Roof - Act 2, Prologue Summary & Analysis

Joseph Stein
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Act 2, Prologue Summary

Time has passed,. Tevye sits on a bench outside his house, talking to God again. He mentions the dowry He gave Tzeitel her wedding. Motel and Tzeitel have been married for two months now and are too happy together to realize how poor they are. But they work hard, and Motel is still trying to save for the sewing machine.

Tevye says he knows God is very busy with everything going on in the world, but couldn't He see a way to get Motel his machine? In addition to that, his horse's leg is having trouble. He starts to quote the Good Book again, realizes who he's talking to, and exits.

Act 2, Prologue Analysis

By way of another one sided conversation Tevye is having with God, we get the sense of a passage of more than a couple of hours or a day. Tzeitel and...

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