The Good Person of Szechuan - Study Guide Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Shui Ta reads the paper as Mrs. Shin tidies the shop and advises him to find out what's going on between Shen Te and Yang Sun, since Shu Fu is also expressing interest in Shen Te. Shui Ta pays no attention.

Yang Sun comes in then, asking for Shen Te. When Shui Ta tells him she's out, Yang Sun helps himself to a cigar and asks whether the tobacco stock is worth three hundred silver dollars, since he and his mother haven't been able to raise the rest of the five hundred needed to secure Yang Sun's job. Shui Ta tells him that Shen Te will be giving up all her possessions, her home, and her means of earning a living, and asks whether Yang Sun intends to marry her. Yang Sun says he'd be prepared to. Shui Ta then asks whether Yang Sun would be prepared...

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