The Teahouse of the August Moon - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

A few minutes later, Fisby meets Sakini outside the Captain's quarters, as they prepare for the ride to Tobiki. Fisby soon realizes that this will be no simple trip down a mountain, as Sakini has agreed to let other people of the area ride along to visit relatives in Tobiki they have not seen for a long time.

Eventually, Captain Fisby's jeep is filled with an old woman, her daughter, three grandchildren, an old man, a goat, and various bundles of clothes and pots. Fisby tries to rid himself of these extra burdens, but Sakini's good humor prevails, and the Captain accepts his fate.

Act 1, Scene 2 Analysis

The author introduces the reader to Japanese culture at the same time that Captain Fisby gets his first lesson. Typical, military style warrants that Fisby begin his trip immediately, based on Colonel Purdy's orders; but the word of...

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