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M. Butterfly Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scenes 12 and 13 Summary

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Act 1, Scenes 12 and 13 Summary

These two scenes build to the climax of the act, the first sexual encounter between Gallimard and Song.

Scene 12 - The night Gallimard receives the troubling letter from Song, the French Ambassador tells him he is being promoted to the position of vice consul with the responsibility of coordinating the new intelligence division. He says that up until a few months ago it is likely that Gallimard would have been fired because he is not assertive enough. But then, for some reason, Gallimard becomes more assertive, a characteristic which indicated to the Ambassador that he is the right person for the promotion. Gallimard leaves the party, ecstatic that he is finally living a man's life in terms of both career and romance.

Scene 13 - Gallimard goes to Song and in his excitement demands that she admit to being his Butterfly - his beautiful...

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