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

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The next morning, Sakini appears before the bamboo shades to inform the audience that the fate of Tobiki is not good. However, the Japanese people have withstood hardships for many years, in spite of invasions by other countries. Sakini wryly states that the country can certainly withstand the invasion of Colonel Purdy.

The panels rise to reveal Captain Fisby's office, where Colonel Purdy rifles through papers, as Fisby and McLean stand cowering nearby. It is evident that Fisby has not completed any progress reports or delivered any of his lectures on the benefits of democracy. Purdy dismisses the timid McLean and sends him back to his unit.

Purdy turns his attentions once more to Fisby, who admits that the schoolhouse was never started. In fact, the intended materials were appropriated to the building of the teahouse. Purdy accuses Fisby of building a house of prostitution...

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