International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


The Swamp of Self-deception in Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children
Noorbakhsh Hooti, Meisam Esmaeeli

This study tries to analyze the irretrievable aftermath of self-deception in Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her children, which pushes one into the oozy quagmire of helplessness. Many of Mother Courage are in fact the main victim of their own deeds, hence this study develops and discusses the white causes and the black results of the dusty self-deception and the unstable permanence of spurious calmness gained through deception. The play reaches its conclusion by pointing that the sole way to get away from the shackles of self-deception is keeping distance from the disastrous sense of greed. It further emphasizes that we should respect and identify our values and have a strong sense of self-esteem, which bestows apt stability, peace and harmony to our life.

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