Mother Courage and Her Children - Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 8 Summary

The Swedish king is killed at the battle of Lutzen, and peace is declared. Mother Courage is a little annoyed that it's happened right after she's stocked up, but she says she's glad about it, anyway. She came through it all with two children still alive.

The general's cook arrives, and Courage is glad to see him. He says Eilif is on his way. The cook and chaplain argue, because they are jealous of each other over Mother Courage. The cook advises Mother Courage to go out and sell as many of her goods as she can, before prices drop.

Yvette enters, much fatter and richer than she was when we saw her last. She is now the widow of a colonel. Courage takes Yvette with her, thinking to profit from Yvette's connections to the regiment.

The cook and chaplain are surprised to see Eilif brought in...

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