The Memorandum - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 11 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 11 Summary

The setting is again the Ptydepe Classroom. All four clerks, including Thumb, listen attentively as Lear analyzes the mistakes behind Ptydepe. As he talks, Ballas and Column come in, cross the room and go out, clearly on their way to lunch. Lear continues, referring to how people using Ptydepe completely lost track of what and how they were trying to communicate. Gross crosses the stage, also clearly on his way to lunch, but then he stops and listens as Lear talks about the introduction of a new operating language, Chorukor, which corrects all the mistakes of Ptydepe. Thumb jumps up and asks for an example. Lear demonstrates and then asks Thumb to follow his example. Thumb does, successfully, and gets another A. Lear continues his lecture.

Act 2, Scene 11 Analysis

Once again, the idea of the repeated cycle appears. Anew universal language is introduced, and the...

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