What is the role of politics in M. Butterfly?
Politics plays an important role in M. Butterfly in terms of ideology, nationalism, and war. The play also demonstrates the close links between personal and political concerns. The fundamental ideological opposition that influences the action is between communism and capitalism. The challenges of international relations between China and France are represented by Song and Gallimard. These two lines of conflict intersect in Song’s espionage, which is concerned with the Vietnam War of the 1960s.
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