Their attempts to raise money are not only absurd but often transition them to near surrealistic worlds that border on sexual abuse and near sadism.
Mory steals Charlie’s entire wardrobe, and with Anta returns to Dakar in grand attire, as if the two, indeed, had just returned, as in their dreams, from France. Having probably sold several of Charlie’s garments, they now have money, displaying it openly to their city friends. They can now purchase tickets on the ship to whisk them away to their magical kingdom. And, dressed in their new “drag” costumes, they appear to be a new kind of royalty, destined to achieve their impossible dreams.