The King and I - Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 4 Summary

Anna, Sir Ramsay and the king are in the king's study discussing the success of the evening's events. Sir Ramsay particularly likes Tuptim's play, but the king vows that Tuptim will know of his displeasure of the portrayal of the drowned king in the drama. Sir Ramsay is anxious to report the king's civilized nature and kingdom and departs the room.

The king presents Anna with a ring, which she slips onto the index finger of her left hand. The two share a few awkward moments of silence. Soon, the kralahome interrupts Anna and the king to tell him that Tuptim has tried to escape. The secret police are in pursuit. The kralahome agrees to keep the king abreast of the events surrounding Tuptim's capture and leaves the room.

Anna questions the king about what will happen to Tuptim and implores...

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