The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by

Bertolt Brecht

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Georgi Abashwili Character Analysis

A Governor of Grusinia who lives in a lavish palace in the town of Nuka. Despite the fact that his country is at war and his constituents are mired in filth and poverty, Georgi is concerned only with expanding his wealth. Early on in the first act, Georgi is deposed from power and executed when the Fat Prince and his brother stage a coup and take control of Nuka and all of Grusinia.

Georgi Abashwili Quotes in The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The The Caucasian Chalk Circle quotes below are all either spoken by Georgi Abashwili or refer to Georgi Abashwili. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Motherhood as Leadership Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the University of Minnesota Press edition of The Caucasian Chalk Circle published in 1999.
Act 1 Quotes

“O blindness of the great! They go their way like gods, great over bent backs, sure of hired fists, trusting in the power which has lasted so long. But long is not forever. O change from age to age! Thou hope of the people!”

Related Characters: Arkadi Tscheidse (speaker), Natella Abashwili, Georgi Abashwili
Page Number: 20
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Georgi Abashwili Character Timeline in The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The timeline below shows where the character Georgi Abashwili appears in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1: The Noble Child
Corruption Theme Icon
Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
...over again. Arkadi sings of a bloody time, long ago, during which a Governor named Georgi Abashwili ruled a Caucasian city which was nicknamed “City of the Damned.” The Governor was... (full context)
Corruption Theme Icon
Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
Chaos and Chance Theme Icon
...family enters the church, the Fat Prince greets them, and wishes a happy Easter to Georgi, Natella, and their Michael, playfully tickling the child. Natella tells the Fat Prince of her... (full context)