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The Good Person of Szechuan Chapter Summary & Analysis - Prologue Summary

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Prologue Summary

A water seller named Wong tells us that the people of his poverty-stricken town are expecting a visit from three of the most important gods; many of the townspeople expect the gods to change their lives. Wong then sees the three gods approaching, and sees also that one of them is old and deaf. They tell Wong that they are looking for a place to stay, and when Wong tells them that the whole town would be delighted to welcome them, they ask him to just try the first place he can think of. However, neither the first nor the second nor the third place is welcoming.

The gods talk amongst themselves, saying it's been the same everywhere they've gone; people are not religious and have no respect for the gods or their teachings. The deaf god, however, is convinced that there is at least one good...

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