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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a parody. Brecht, exiled from his homeland, wrote this novel in 1941 with the theme of the rise of Nazi power. His version of Hitler can be found in a small time Chicago gangster who is looking to take over the grocery trade; while other parodies link him to Marc Antony, Al Capone, and Faust. Brecht writes ambiguously, quoting Shakespeare. Quotes that are closely followed by Chicago street talk popular at the time.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui