The Government Inspector - Act 2, Scenes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 Summary

Scene 1 - Act 2 is set in Khlestakov's room at the inn. Osip lies on the bed, complaining in soliloquy about how hungry he is and how badly he has been treated. He talks sarcastically and angrily about how Khlestakov always wants more and better than what is available, and says that St. Petersburg is the only place where they could live a good, respected life. He refers to the way Khlestakov refuses to work and always goes through the money sent to him by his father too quickly, indulging himself in fancy dinners and cab rides rather than spending money wisely. He also talks about how Khlestakov manipulates others into supporting him, adding that he only works for the government as a lowly civil servant.

Scene 2 - Khlestakov comes in, angry that Osip has been lying on his bed and telling him to...

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