The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Symbols & Objects

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Arturu Ui

All of the characters in Brecht's play are historical allegories, beginning with Arturo Ui himself. Ui represents Adolf Hitler, and his gangster tactics are meant to be equated with fascism.

Dogsborough

Dogsborough represents Paul von Hindenburg, President of the German Reich from 1925-1934. He was used by Hitler similarly to how Ui uses Dogsborough in order to gain some sense of public trust, simply by association.

Ernesto Roma

Ernesto Roma is an allegory for Ersnt Röhm, a German Officer and early friend of Adolf Hitler. Röhm was assassinated by Hitlers own men, just like Roma was betrayed by Ui. Röhm's murder came early in Hitler's reign, and corroborates the historical time frame which Brecht is allegorizing in the play.

Givola

Givola represents Joseph Goebbels, whose longest held position in the German Nazi Party was as the Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda...

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