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Mother Courage and her Children

Summary: Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht.
In Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, Brecht describes the lives of Anna Fierling, her dumb daughter, Kattrin, and her sons, Eilif and Swiss Cheese, as they travel across Europe in the midst of the Thirty Years' War. Brecht also describes the effects of war on Anna Fierling's--"Mother Courage"--morality. The war causes Mother Courage to lose every once of benevolence inside her; Brecht depicts her as an uncaring and cowardly character. On the opposite side of the spectrum, though, lies Kattrin, who unlike her mother possesses righteous qualities; Brecht depicts Kattrin as an "Anti-Mother Courage" throughout the family's journey. In Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, Mother Courage and Kattrin are distinct contrasting characters that represent the immoral and moral individuals during wartime.

Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children describes the dissimilarity of character between Mother Courage and Kattrin. Throughout most of...

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