Ubu Roi Summary & Study Guide

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Act I

Pere Ubu, along with Mere Ubu and Captain Bordure, plot the killing of the King of Poland. Pere Ubu poisons Bordure's men, who have assembled at a sumptuous feast, by providing an excrement covered toilet brush for all to taste. The act ends with Pere Ubu demanding that Mere Ubu, Captain Bordure, and the other conspirators "swear to kill the king properly."

Act III

Pere Ubu and Mere Ubu discuss what to do now that they are the sovereigns of Poland. Pere Ubu has decided, now that he no longer has any need of Captain Bordure, not to elevate him to the rank of Duke of Lithuania. Bordure ends up in Pere Ubu's dungeon but escapes to ally himself with Czar Alexis. Meanwhile, Pere Ubu executes all of Poland' s nobles so that he can then lay claim to their properties. Then, he follows suit with...

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