The King and I - Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

Lady Thiang waits in a room of Anna's home, where Chulalongkorn enters to say that it is believed that Anna and Louis have already left for their boat. Lady Thiang is confident that Anna has not yet left and takes this time to inform Chulalongkorn that the king is dying from a weakened heart. This information frightens Chulalongkorn, who does not feel ready to become king.

Chulalongkorn gains some confidence from the lessons Anna has taught, and Lady Thiang advises him to remember the lessons and the teacher. Anna and Louis enter the room, and Lady Thiang implores Anna to visit with the king. He had attempted to write Anna a letter in which he thanks her for her friendship and wise counsel. Anna is overcome with emotion and rushes from the room.

Act 2, Scene 5 Analysis

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