Day 5

Mother Courage and Her Children Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the significance of the house in Scene 10?

    The house is Scene 10 has not been ruined by war and the inhabitants are singing about its stability and the comfort that it provides. That is the sort of stability that Mother Courage and Kattrin will never experience in their lives. The solid but increasingly tattered wagon is the closest thing to a home that they have.

  2. 2

    Analyze Kattrin's decision to give her own life to save the town of Halle.

    Kattrin's selfless decision contrasts with the consistent selfishness and focus on business displayed by Mother Courage. Throughout the play, Kattrin has shown these generous impulses: she is compassionate towards...

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