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Surname 1 NAME: COURSE TITLE: TUTOR: DATE: The Threepenny Opera: The struggle between self-interest and love The desires and needs of a human being, are always predominant to other aspects in their lives. Humans are created in such a way that they gain an insatiable obligation that compels them to fulfil their needs, desires and wants at whatever case. This is the case in the German Dramatic play produced by Bertolt Brecht. In the play, different characters portray different levels of self-interest as opposed to the concept of love. Brecht argues out the thematic concerns in relation to how characters such as Jenny, Macheath, Peachum and Polly struggle to maintain a balance between their inner most self-interests and desires and love in the play. The struggle between self-interest and love among different characters in the play is a true manifestation of human nature as persons value more material things rather than true love. Jenny, an ordinary brothel girl who is depicted by Brecht as the ex-lover of Macheath, is one of the characters who chooses to fulfil her self-interests above everything. In the analysis of Jenny as a character, It clear to point out that, she is a woman who prioritizes her needs above anyone else. The playwright conceptualizes Jenny as the Judas Iscariot from the Biblical story. Just like Judas, one draws a couple of similarities and resemblance to Jenny. To begin with Jenny betrays Macheath for only ten shillings that she is promised to be given. The ten shillings are equivalent to Judas ten pieces of gold coins.
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Surname 2 In an allegorical manner, Jenny chooses to accept the money in exchange for turning in Macheath. And just like Jesus knew that the person who would betray him would dip his hands
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  • Fall '16
  • The Bible, Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny Opera, Macheath, conceptualizes Jenny

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