The Caucasian Chalk Circle


Bertolt Brecht

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Lavrenti’s judgmental, devoutly religious wife. She is concerned that Grusha is traveling alone with a child, as she does not approve of having children out of wedlock, but Lavrenti assures her that Grusha is simply traveling to meet her husband. Aniko is neither corrupt nor unjust, but is simply vain and moralistic.
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Aniko Character Timeline in The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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Act 3: In the Northern Mountains
Motherhood as Leadership Theme Icon a servant as she enters her brother’s home. Lavrenti introduces Grusha to his wife, Aniko. They are in the middle of eating dinner. They ask Grusha why she has left... (full context)
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Corruption Theme Icon
...on her way to her husband’s house. Grusha asks if she can lie down, and Aniko worries that Grusha is sick with consumption. Aniko asks if Grusha’s husband has a farm,... (full context)
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When Aniko leaves the room to check on dessert, Grusha hands Michael to her brother. Lavrenti holds... (full context)
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Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
...Michael that the two of them must make themselves “as small as cockroaches,” so that Aniko will practically forget they are in the house.  (full context)
Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
...make sure that Grusha and Michael are not too cold, begins to tell Grusha that Aniko is very concerned about Grusha’s “husband.” Grusha and Michael have been in Lavrenti’s house for... (full context)