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Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
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Feb 05, 2011

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** spoiler alert ** This play was assigned to me for a physics project. I expected this play to be boring, but it was quite the opposite. Brecht wrote this play to be approachable and sometimes a bit funny. It is written to get to know the mathematician Galileo as a person and character rather than a genius. The author emphasized Galileo's daring and mischievous ways, as he tricks the Senate into believing that he invented the telescope to get money. He also stood up for his belief of the Earth rotating around the Sun, relating to Thoreau's Civil Disobedience because although others screamed on the other side stating his ideas were false, he kept believing.

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