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

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

One of the bamboo panels on the stage lifts to reveal Colonel Purdy in his office, where he reads a lackluster report from Captain Fisby. Purdy places a phone call to Fisby, who is wearing a bathrobe meant to serve as a kimono. Fisby is clearly distracted and flustered by Purdy's questions about his progress in Tobiki. Fisby's replies indicate no progress on the schoolhouse and no democratic lectures delivered to the Ladies' League.

Fisby reports the production of the cottage industries of cricket cages and lacquer bowls. Purdy surmises that Fisby has had a nervous breakdown. He summons a military psychiatrist named, Captain McLean, to Tobiki.

Act 2, Scene 2 Analysis

By this time, Fisby is fully immersed into the village lifestyle by wearing his bathrobe and drinking tea at sunset with the townspeople. The process of democratization has broken down, and Purdy sees his chances...

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