The Wolves: A Play - Week One – The Cambodian, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Sarah DeLappe
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Summary

In overlapping dialogue, 11, 25, 13, and 46 discuss the video testimony of an elderly Cambodian on trial for having murdered thousands of people, while 8, 2, and 14 (who has a cold) discuss masturbation and menstruation.

The first conversation goes into questions of technology available in the far east, with 11 commenting that they have Twitter in China, but saying that Americans should take their “liberties for granted” (16). When 13 and 25 confront her about what she said, she denies it.

The second conversation goes into questions of whether 2 should still be using pads, with 7 and 14 saying she has to stop. As 2 becomes increasingly uncomfortable, 7 and 14 discuss what happened to a friend named Courtney, who had used extra large pads. As 2 becomes increasingly uncomfortable, referencing the fact that she and her family do not have television, 46 tries to change the subject by saying she has been to Cambodia. The...

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