Ubu Roi - Act 1, Scenes 5, 6, and 7 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scenes 5, 6, and 7 Summary

Scene 5 - A Messenger gives Ma and Pa Ubu the news that they're being summoned to a meeting with King Wenceslas. Pa has another attack of cowardice, fearfully saying that he believes the King has discovered the plot to kill him. Ma tells him to not be so stupid, they swear at each other, Pa goes to see the King, and Ma follows him.

Scene 6 - In the King's throne room, Wenceslas waits with his courtiers and his three sons, Boleslas, Ladislas, and Buggerless. Pa runs in, shouting that "it was the old woman and Manure." The implication is that he's referring to the assassination plot that he thinks Wenceslas knows about. Wenceslas, however, says that in recognition of Pa Ubu's service to the army and to the country, he's being made a Count. Pa expresses his gratitude, Wenceslas reminds him...

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