Mr Puntila And His Man Matti by Bertolt Brecht

The play centers around the dual nature of the wealthy landowner, Mr. Puntila, who oscillates between a cruel and exploitative capitalist when sober and a generous, friendly man when drunk. His complex relationship with his shrewd chauffeur, Matti, serves as a vehicle to explore themes of class struggle, the contradictions within human nature, and the social dynamics of power. Throughout the narrative, Puntila's erratic behavior affects his daughter's marriage prospects and highlights the absurdities and injustices of the class system, while Matti's practical wisdom and cunning expose the farcical elements of his employer's actions, ultimately leading to a satirical examination of the societal norms of the time.

The 9093rd greatest book of all time


Published
1940
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
German

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