Fiddler on the Roof - Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Stein
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Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

We are now in Motel's shop. Motel and Chava are inside, with villagers crowded around Motel. They part, revealing a used sewing machine. Everyone is congratulating him on the acquisition as Tzeitel enters. She asks if he's tried the machine yet, and he holds up two different color cloth pieces that have been sewn together. Tzeitel comments that it is beautiful, and they talk about how nice the stitches are. Motel says that from now on, all his clothes will be perfect and made by machine.

The Rabbi enters, and Motel shows him the new machine, asking for a blessing for it. The Rabbi says there is a blessing for everything and prays over it. Golde asks about the baby, which Tzeitel answers is fine.

Fyedka enters, bringing about a strained pause. Motel greets him, and Fyedka says he came for his shirt. Tzeitel calls...

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