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Fiddler on the Roof Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Joseph Stein
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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

The scene changes to the village street outside Motel's shop again. Someone is selling fish. Yente, Tzeitel and other villagers cross, and the two women meet.

Yente greets Tzeitel and tells her about seeing Chava and Fyedka together, and not for the first time. Also she happened to be at the post office, and there was a letter for Hodel. Tzeitel starts away to collect the letter, but Yente already has it. She hands it to Tzeitel, who comments that it's already open as she exits.

Yente runs to one of the other village women to tell her what she has just heard. The song begins, and woman has a new variation on the story about Perchik getting arrested. By the end of the song, Perchik started the trouble, but Golde's been arrested, Hodel's left for Kiev, Motel studies dancing, Tevye is acting unusual, Shprintze...

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