The Queen of the Night - Act II: The Cave of Queens and Courtesans: Chapter One - Three Summary & Analysis

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The chapter begins with a short, third person monologue performed by Lilliet herself. She talks about a girl walking through a town named Bois in a red dress and no shoes. This girl – who it is clear by the description is Lilliet after she left the circus – draws the attention of many men. For now, they leave her alone. However, the section ends with a strong hint that this will not last forever.

The next section continues with more of Lilliet’s memories. It is not a direct follow up to the previous act. Instead, she describes her time working. While not directly stated, the descriptions of being sold and returned when the buyer was finished implies she lived in a brothel. Lilliet’s narration becomes bitter as she laments on a feeling...

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