The King and I - Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

Anna is busy in the palace schoolroom. Today's lesson focuses on a new map which shows the Siam of 1862 in relationship to the rest of the world. The children are shocked to see the relatively small size of Siam, as opposed to their previous beliefs of it being a huge country. Anna points out England in comparison. The children are pleased to see that it is smaller than Siam.

Anna shares with the children that before she came to Siam, she had no knowledge of the country or the people. Now that she has lived there for more than a year, she is learning to understand them. Anna launches into the song, "Getting to Know You," which expresses her delight in knowing the people of Siam and in hoping that they like her in return.

Anna dances with the children, while...

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