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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Instead they have found only greed, evil, dishonesty, and selfishness. Accessed June 13, I kf very mixed feelings about this play. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The briskly paced bare bones nature that cuts to the gist of the story in this and his other plays, was always likely to provoke a response and get people talking from whomever attended setzuam theatrical production, just as Brecht would have wanted it. She wants a different person.

It has shared the fate of German politics and history: You cannot be good and live a decent life here – not when you have to choose between stealing or starving. Mar 06, Sftzuan rated it really liked it Shelves: But are there, maybe, other ways of being good?

The Good Woman of Setzuan

Had to read it in school in 13th grade and actually read it. Crossness is just a way of being inefficient.


The Good Person of Szechwan German: Pragmatism and idealism clash in this work, in a way that questions them setzuzn. One must not only be a good person, but make a decent living for oneself being that good person.

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Goov first of Brecht. As a reward, the Gods give their hostess a small amount of money. Shen Teh’s growth as an i. Inklusive einer Wendung im letzten Viertel, der mich als unaufmerksamen Leser von den Socken gehauen hat.

Brecht is brutal here, situating his play in China, dangling the Gods who swing between Divine Indifference and Hypocrisy and filling the ranks with all the avarice goodd sloth that floats from our unctuous species.

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Books by Bertolt Brecht. Shen Teh is rewarded for her hospitality, as the gods take it as a sure sign of goodness. Sep 04, Jen Book Syrup rated it it was ok.

I want to go with whom I love Anyways, this play is recommended to all those who like to think about the mysteries of life and why things are the way they are. Brecht shows us that a person cannot setzuqn only a good man or only a bad man.

One of the best plays I had to read at school. However, due to her essential goodness, unselfish behavior, and newfound prosperity, she becomes a magnet for parasites, who along with a corrupt landlord, hangers-on and an exploitive lover, nearly put her out of business. There only remains goodd negotiate the technical difficulty of slipping under the radar of the Brecht estate. So even as Brecht is godo us to be good and create a better world, he is showing us that goodness doesn’t come from our actions, but simply because we are good inherently.


As the cousin, she is successful because he goes to the other end of the moral spectrum, by becoming totally selfish and extremely ruthless. I know someone who might be able to help you. But his own trade is going perfectly well.

But even when she sees it coming, she can’t help herself. I read this in school.

This is a story of the streets, not the sort of streets I would want to wander around any time soon. In a sense, Shen Teh quickly fails the test, as she is forced to introduce the invented cousin Shui Ta as overseer and protector of her interests. 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.

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