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The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht
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bookshelves: read-in-2021, college-reads

'The Good Person of Szechwan' by Bertolt Brecht is an interesting play all about whether there are good people left in the world and how if one is a good person, they just get taken advantage of. It is set in a society that is being torn by war and everyone is looking out for themselves. The poor and middle class is struggling.

The main character Shen Teh is an interesting character. She has to fend for herself by prostituition but later becomes a business woman. Being a 'good' person, she gets taken advantage of by many people. She plays a double role by disguising herself as her male cousin. In her male disguise, she is more authoritative and stern with people. The double role is a commentary on the different way people treat men and women.

Some incidents in the play were quite illogical and too convenient. But overall, this is a good play that does address some valid themes.
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May 7, 2021 – Finished Reading
May 8, 2021 – Shelved
May 8, 2021 – Shelved as: read-in-2021
May 8, 2021 – Shelved as: college-reads

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