Rhinoceros, and Other Plays - Rhinoceros: Act II, Scene I Summary & Analysis

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Rhinoceros: Act II, Scene I Summary

The next day, work resumes as usual at Berenger's office. Before the day officially begins, the employees, including Mr. Papillon, the boss, are gathered around a newspaper discussing the rhinoceros appearance. Berenger has not yet arrived so Daisy, the typist, is the only eye-witness. Everyone is amazed except for the skeptical Botard, who does not believe Daisy and thinks that the whole thing is a hoax perpetrated by journalists eager to sell newspapers. Nine o'clock arrives—when work begins—and Berenger arrives a few minutes late. Daisy sneaks him the time card so that the boss will think he is on time. The boss is eager for everyone to begin work and threatens to dock pay if they continue discussing the rhinoceros. The conversation begins anew, however, when he leaves and Botard is...

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