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M. Butterfly Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scenes 9, 10 and 11 Summary

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Act 2, Scenes 9, 10 and 11 Summary

This section encapsulates the events of several years as the narrative moves closer to the climactic confrontation in the third act between Gallimard's illusions and reality.

Scene 9 - Gallimard narrates how the Communists took control of China, a circumstance that led to a cessation of many relationships between Chinese and non-Chinese. The relationship between him and Song is one such relationship, as the confiscation of Song's apartment by the Chinese government makes continuing the affair difficult. Gallimard also reveals that the Vietnam War is not going as he predicted, leading into a brief scene in which the Ambassador tells Gallimard he's being sent back to France because none of his information about the Chinese or the Vietnamese is accurate. Gallimard concludes by saying he cares not to think about how his affair with Song ends, leaving as Song is led in by Comrade...

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