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Mother Courage and Her Children Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scenes 6-7 Summary

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Scenes 6-7 Summary

There is a funeral going on. The Imperial Commander Tilly has died, and Courage wonders whether the war will go on without him. She wants to know, so she can decide whether to restock her cart. The chaplain assures her bitterly that there's no reason the war should stop. Kattrin runs off, upset, because her mother has promised she can find a husband as soon as there's peace.

Mother Courage goes after Kattrin and assures her that the war will go on just long enough to allow them to make a little money, "and peacetime will be all the nicer for it."

Kattrin is attacked when out buying supplies to restock the cart; she doesn't give up the supplies, but she is wounded. As a result, her face is scarred, and she loses hope of finding a husband, even in peacetime. Mother Courage curses the...

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