The Teahouse of the August Moon - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

A few days later, Captain McLean enters Fisby's empty office and shuffles through some of the effects; including, a cricket cage. McLean is making notes, as Fisby enters wearing his bathrobe, wooden sandals, and a big straw hat. Fisby introduces himself, and McLean tells Fisby that he is on assignment to make some ethnological studies of native life.

McLean is shocked to hear Fisby discuss his own geisha girl and the building of a teahouse with U.S. government materials. Fisby continues to tell McLean about the beauty and grace of the Japanese people and their industriousness of handcrafting items, which they have just recently taken to military areas to sell as souvenirs.

Fisby reveals that after the completion of the teahouse, his next plan will be the introduction of chemicals into the agricultural system, a fact that outrages the botany-obsessed McLean, who feels that...

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