The Good Person of Szechuan Setting & Symbolism

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1,000 Silver Dollars

The gods give Shen Teh 1,000 silver dollars as payment for allowing them to spend the night in her home.

The Tobacco Shop

Shen Teh purchases the tobacco shop with the money she received from the gods.

The Tobacco Factory

Shen Teh (disguised as Shui Ta) starts a tobacco factory in order to make money for her baby.

The Courtroom

Shui Ta is brought to the courtroom and forced to tell where Shen Teh is.

Airplanes

Yang Sun is an ex-pilot who wants to get back to flying aircraft.

Shen Teh’s Rent

Shen Teh owes 200 silver dollars for rent, which she gives to Yang Sun for his bribe money.

Yang Sun’s Bribe Money

Yang Sun needs 500 silver dollars in order to bribe the man at a hangar to let him fly again.

Water

Wang sells water for a living, though most know that he is...

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