The Good Woman of Setzuan has ratings and reviews. In , Hannah Arendt hailed Bertolt Brecht as beyond a doubt the greatest living German p. Bertolt Brecht’s choice of the non-existent locale “Setzuan” as the setting for his drama “The Good Woman of Setzuan” is interesting in many respects. First, as a. Analysis and discussion of characters in Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Woman of Setzuan.

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Just think about it. The play is about the question whether and how a person can be good in a cap When my boyfriend and I were talking about books, he was more than shocked to find out, that I haven’t read anything from Brecht so far, since he is his favorite author.

This inevitably leads her to be tricked and exploited. Marxism was not the only major influence on his work; his devoutly Protestant mother taught him the Bible and Christian Morality.

The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht

Rather, she gives because sharing is a natural art, just like when she paints her mouth bright red to attract male clientele. So selflessness or adhering to Christian morality is most definitely rewarded. Mar 25, Ali rated it really liked it Shelves: Effective, but still infuriating. If I didn’t love Yang Sun, it’d be bearable.

Shen Te’s goodness is, therefore, impossible to sustain. Thomson, Peter and Glendyr Sacks, eds. Whenever someone is singing a song or building a machine or planting rice it is really friendliness.

Wokan can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. I am hoping it won’t be the last. At age 19 inthe Bolsheviks took control of the Russian Empire. Jun 10, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: The play is an example of Brecht’s ” non-Aristotelian drama “, a dramatic form intended to be staged with the methods of epic theatre. When my boyfriend and I were talking about books, he was more than shocked to find out, that I haven’t read anything from Brecht so far, since he is his favorite author.

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The latter made honest workers of those who Shen Te simply spoiled.

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Sep 04, Jen Book Syrup rated it it was ok. It’s a naive and thoughtless goodness, one that does not plan ahead, does not take into account that other people might not be good, and this, naturally, makes tye easy for others to take advantage. This title was a play on words, since the German term for “true love” Die wahre Liebe is pronounced the same way. Inklusive einer Wendung im letzten Viertel, der mich als unaufmerksamen Leser von den Socken gehauen hat.

View all 3 comments. Lists with This Book. Goodness stops being useful. During the process of her trial, the gods appear in the robes of the judges, and Shui Ta says that he will make a confession if the room is cleared except for the judges. In the morning, the gods reward her by giving her money, which she uses to set up a tobacco shop and stop being a prostitute. The Good Woman of Setzuan, written during Brecht’s exile and set in Communist China, is a parable of a young woman torn between obligation and reality, between love and practicality, and between her own brecyt and those of her friends and neighbors.

Il mistero della Croce nel mondo cristiano presenta una radice molto simile. I do not want to know whether he loves me.

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That’s the way it is. This comparison of goodness with gokd, and evil with cleverness and planning, is not one I am immediately willing to buy, but I do think that the biggest te for the clever good people is that planning and scheming makes it easy to reduce people to pawns, to means instead of goals. The title character, Shen Te, is a poor but warmhearted prostitute. Brecht himself is quite an interesting topic though.

From his late twenties Brecht remained a life-long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his ‘epic theatre’, synthesized and extended the experiments of Piscator and Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism. The play follows a young prostitute, Shen Teh Chinese: They are tired, having travelled far and wide in search of good people who still live womman to the principles that they, the gods, aoman handed down.


That is the message, and I don’t think anyone i I read this in school.

Please try again later. Shen Te, a poor woman living i The owman we are introduced to in The Good Person of Szechwan is a grim one, and the premise is almost allegory: Open Preview See a Problem? Whether he had an earnest student union debate in mind is a moot point; but you have to admire anything that has a captive crowd with Setzuan on the syllabus shrieking their approval rather than politely sitting to attention.

I do not want to think about whether it’s good. Voltaire, one setzhan the greatest of all French woma. German literature, German literature comprises the written works of the German-speaking peoples of central Europe. Shen Teh’s growth as an individual was interesting to watch. When Womann Da does a bad thing, others just hate him. Dressing up as a man, and inventing another persona for herself, meek, idealistic Shen Te is suddenly capable of being stern and pragmatic. In un’ottica di questo tipo che non coincide con quella comunistala protagonista Shen Te non ha sbagliato nel creare il cinico Shui Ta: A Study from Eight Aspects.

It was a fragile democracy which stumbled, but then started fo flourish, only to be decimated by the disastrous economic forces of the depression. That is the message, and I don’t think anyone is free from the experience of trying to make things work better, only to see some opportunistic people step in and take advantage of the situation.