The Chaplain Breaks the News - A New Scene
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able draw from textual evidence to infer and imagine new situations that could take place in the text.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.6; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.5
In scene eight, the Chaplain never informs Mother Courage that her son Eilif was led away in chains and executed for killing a peasant's wife while stealing his cattle. The Chaplain leaves with Eilif and never returns. Clearly, there are reasons why Brecht wanted to preserve the...
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