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M. Butterfly Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scenes 7 and 8 Summary

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Act 2, Scenes 7 and 8 Summary

These scenes dramatize Song's deepening control over Gallimard.

Scene 7 - Comrade Chin appears, going through her notes on Gallimard's movements. As she does so, Song tells her she needs a baby, explaining that when Gallimard asked her to strip she had to think fast in order to avoid the truth of her gender being revealed and adding that she believes having a baby would ensure Gallimard's continued involvement in their relationship. Chin expresses doubt that this latest tactic will work, and suggests that Song talk to their superior herself. Song agrees to do so. After Chin leaves, Gallimard, who has been watching the scene, tells Song that if she will come back to him and be his Butterfly again he will forget her betrayal of him in a second. Song tells him it will never happen. When he asks whether she misses him...

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