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Thematic Concerns

THEMES

When a writer creates a story, there is something that he/she wants to communicate to the reader or listener. This message is called a theme. Usually, poems and short stories and poems may contain one or two themes but novels and plays, usually have many themes.

A theme is not stated directly, hence, the author will use different characters and events in order to bring out the message or themes. In the play, ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’, some of the major themes that Brecht addresses are:

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