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Howthe brecht showed the theme 'War's hunger is insatible' in this story?


akay N#208615
Feb 18, 2012 5:05 AM

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Howthe brecht showed the theme 'War's hunger is insatible' in this story?

tell me some lines and chapter which is showed.

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Feb 18, 2012 7:02 AM

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Best Answer: Scene 2, outside and inside the General's kitchen, introduces the Cook and the idea of "feeding the war." The Cook's name is "Lamb," and though he becomes a sacrificial lamb later in the play when the food runs out, the idea of being a lamb also suggests a way that his role reflects the mission of the whole army. The play opens with a conversation between a sergeant and a recruiting officer about how difficult it is to find enough soldiers to fill the quota--the war's appetite is greater than the available resources can satisfy. The Cook and the whole army feed society's appetite for war.
Throughout the play, nevertheless, starvation recurs. The lack of men in Scene 1 becomes the more literal lack of good meat in Scene 2. The lack of such food, by the bleak ending of the play, has become manifest across the whole country. In Scene 9, trade has had to stop because food is no longer growing.
Key scenes to analyze in writing about this theme: Scenes 1, 2, 8, and 9.

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