Fiddler on the Roof - Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Stein
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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

Tevye is pulling his cart on an open road, talking to God. Apparently, his horse's leg is still having trouble. He admits that animals have the same right as humans, to rest when they are sick, etc. He turns the cart around to push it for a while.

Golde rushes on, calling for him. Tevye is a little surprised at her manner. Golde comes with news that Chava left home that morning with Fyedka. She looked everywhere for her, even going to the priest. The priest told her that Fyedka and Chava were married.

Tevye is shocked, but covers. He tells Golde to go home. They have other children there, and they both have work to do. Golde protests, but Tevye decides that Chava is dead to them now. They must forget her and go on. Golde leaves and Tevye begins singing about his third...

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