Mother Courage and Her Children

For many people in our world today, war is a fact of life. It is a daily reality. For others, it is something that goes on in other places, it is headline news — it is something that happens elsewhere.

This last week we read one of the last century’s most important plays: Mother Courage and Her Children. Bertolt Brecht, having lived through two great world wars, shows us with amazing skill the futility of war.

Many people in our society today think that war is a natural part of the human existence and if not natural, then a necessary part. Brecht challenges this understanding of war and its “utility”. Mother Courage and Her Children exposes the senselessness of war.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our discussion this last week at La Biela.

For more information about the life of Bertolt Brecht, click here.

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