Bertolt Brecht's war condemnation in "Mother courage and Her Children"
Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense,
2017, Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 12-17
AbstractBrecht's play mother courage is to be considered as one of the greatest theatrical works during world war II . It represents the writer's criticism of war and capitalism especially dictators like Hitler who built their glory on blood shedding . They were the major reason for human suffering , built up a kind of enmity among human species and used people as a kind of fuel for the wars without taking care of human feelings : The freedom , dignity and rights were confiscating . They also considered war as a glory . Brecht began work on mother courage in Sweden in the summer of 1939 , he was writing it when Germany invaded Poland . he believed that the second world war ended , but the cold war was heating up . The possibility of atomic annihilation overshadowed an uneasy peace .
This study focuses on Brecht's major work and his moral concerns he shows in Mother Courage and will show the reasons that made the writer attack the war as a kind of destruction for all human beings everywhere , The study includes two sections ; Section one includes Brecht's contribution to the epic theatre and his role in achievements in artistic development , Section two mother courage as a symbol of war victims . last giving a conclusion to Brecht's points of views and sums up its findings
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