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I mean, given that the whirlwind of war has so strangely whirled us together. Mother Courage: I’d say it was close enough. I cook meals for you and you run around and chop firewood for instance. The Chaplain (coming closer: You know what I mean by closer; it’s not a relationship founded on meals and wood-chopping and other such base necessities. Let your head speak, harden thyself not. 6, 57) She hints that she does not want to take anyone into her business, and when he tries to appeal to her soul, she tells him, “Be sensible, padre.

Esslin: 1977, 132) The Threepenny Opera places blame on the capitalist society for the criminal underworld that Gay presented merely in The Beggar’s Opera as a mirror-image satire of eighteenthcentury aristocracy. Brecht made some stylistic changes, transforming the protagonist, Macheath, into a morally ambiguous hero, emphasizing the parallels between Polly and Lucy Peachum, and creating the character of Sheriff Jackie Brown, a former army buddy of Macheath’s who protects his friend’s criminal activity in exchange for a percentage of his spoils.

The Chaplain is a speaker not a doer and any physical work he does is seen to be alien to him. com declaring his interest and yet at the same time having to do manual labour, which he considers to be both repugnant and beneath him. ” (Mennemeier: 1962, 144) Mother Courage is very deliberately teasing him with the fact that she is interested in the Cook. Her pipe smoking should be both flirtatious and provocative. To the Chaplain, the sight of Mother Courage smoking the cook’s pipe signals that he will not win her over into having a relationship.

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