M. Butterfly - Study Guide Act Two, Scenes 6-7 Summary & Analysis

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Act Two, Scene 6. The setting of Scene 6 is Beijing in 1963. Party noises are heard and Renee enters wearing a revealing gown. Gallimard addresses the audience, relating he is at a party at the Austrian embassy. Gallimard turns to Renee and discusses his work, then asks what she does. Renee replies she's a student. Her father exports useless stuff to the Third World, such as hoola hoops and sugar. Renee is there for two years to study Chinese.

Renee pointedly asks if Gallimard is married. When he replies that he is, she asks if he wants to fool around. She tells him she will wait for him outside. Gallimard addresses the audience. "And so, I embarked on my first extramarital affair" (Act Two, Scene 6). The scene returns to Renee as she enters toweling her hair. Renee tells Gallimard that he has a nice penis, and the...

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