The King and I - Act 1, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 6 Summary

Anna approaches the king, who is in his study reading the Bible. Anna challenges the king on faith versus fact. The king assumes that Anna has come to apologize for her behavior and quickly turns the conversation to Lincoln's problems related to the Civil War. The king would like to send some elephants to America to help in the war effort and asks Anna to write the letter stating this offer.

The king demands that Anna sit lower than he is, because no one's head should ever be higher than the king's at any time. Anna lowers herself to the floor and finds the opportunity to broach the topic of the British letter declaring the king a barbarian. Anna craftily tells the king that if it were her in this situation, she would make sure that Queen Victoria knows that Siam...

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