Transformed European power structure Made France dominant power on continent

Transformed european power structure made france

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Transformed European power structure Made France dominant power on continent, decentralized Germany Picked because it was a war in the past - we know what happened but no one seeing the play had experienced the war, so no preconceived notions o How do authoritarian governments remember war? A good vs bad perspective; strategy more than suffering War has a unified purpose: heroism , courage , sacrifice, honor Actions, Conflicts and Central Characters o Mother Courage : runs a business of selling to soldiers on war lines o Eilif Son of mother courage Joins the army and is lionized for violent acts Shot by army he served for doing same act in time of peace o Swiss Cheese Son of mother courage and died by being shot Becomes a paymaster, honest to a fault, shot o Kattrin Swedish soldier put something in her mouth, so she is now mute – doesn’t speak and is “dumb” Mother courage keeps Kattrin's femininity as hidden as possible for safety Shot by soldiers for warning an own about to be attacks by beating a drum on a rooftop Kattrin curious about Yvette's "tools of the trade" (hat and shoes) o Yvette “Fraternized” with invader, grew up in village, falls in love with soldier Shamed by home community - she is not allowed to participate anymore Now a prostitute in order to survive o Chaplain: initially appears as a cynical, wooden character. He remains loyal to the Swedish monarchy and the campaign as a war of religion though cannot but notice the horrors around him, for example, his reaction to Eilif's raid One of two boyfriends of mother courage - sexual partner more so Religious man (priest or minister) - expect him to be ethical and religious but in this play is looser and try’s to survive like everyone else Changes religion in certain times or hides it in order to survive - not typically seen from high person of religion o Cook: the Chaplain's rival for Courage's affections and bread, the Cook is an aging Don Juan, a bachelor long past his days as the dashing Peter Piper who seduced girls like Yvette. One of two boyfriends/sexual partner of mother courage One that invites courage to start hotel with him that given from family but she says no because would have to leave Kattrin o Themes/ideas how war can shape the choice peoples make masculinity vs femininity Kattrin hides that she is a girl and mother courage as well while Yvette makes it apparent Women and war - the domestic and the military intertwined Clothesline hands between Mother Courage's wagon and the regimental flagpole Laundry drying on the cannon - objects being used for different purposes Language, Sounds, Rhythms o Use of song – Birdsong o The Song of the Great Capitulation ” - tells of a proud man who joined the army and quickly came to
submit to its discipline and ultimate capitulation; capitulate means to give in

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