The King and I - Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

It has been many months since the king and Anna have seen each other. The king does not understand why Anna wants to leave Siam, when she loves the palace children so much. The children enter the king's study to declare their love for their dying father. However, their attentions are diverted by the sight of Anna, whom they love and do not want to leave.

The king senses Chulalongkorn's apprehension at succeeding his father and asks his son what his first ordinance will be. Chulalongkorn tells his father that he will abolish the outdated practice of bowing in subservience to the king. The king blames Anna for this new way of thinking, and Anna is pleased to take credit for the revolutionary idea.

The king bids everyone in the room to rise out of respect for Chulalongkorn's new rule, then...

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