The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by

Bertolt Brecht

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Girl Tractorist Character Analysis

In the play’s prologue, the “girl tractorist” is one of the fruit farmers who successfully makes a case that the disputed territory should be given to the fruit farmers instead of the dairy farmers who owned it originally, since they have a comprehensive plan to develop the land and make it more fertile. At one point she suggests that perhaps the laws should be reexamined to ensure that they are righteous, thereby introducing one of the play’s central themes—that justice and the law are not always one and the same.

Girl Tractorist Quotes in The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The The Caucasian Chalk Circle quotes below are all either spoken by Girl Tractorist or refer to Girl Tractorist . 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:
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). 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.
Prologue Quotes

“As the poet Mayakovsky said: ‘The home of the Soviet people shall also be the home of Reason!’”

Related Characters: Girl Tractorist (speaker)
Page Number: 10
Explanation and Analysis:
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Girl Tractorist Character Timeline in The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The timeline below shows where the character Girl Tractorist appears in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Prologue
Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
...dairy farmer amends his statement, saying that the valley belongs to him “by law.” A girl tractorist suggests the laws be reexamined, to make sure they are still right. (full context)
Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
Chaos and Chance Theme Icon
...to their property. She hands over the schematics for the endeavor to the delegation. The girl tractorist proclaims that the fruit farm’s plans were made while they were taking cover in the... (full context)
Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
...honor of their shared guests—the delegation—they will hear a singer that evening, Arkadi Tscheidse. The girl tractorist leaves to retrieve him. The woman from the fruit farm assures the dairy farmers—who are... (full context)
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Arkadi Tscheidse, accompanied by the girl tractorist and four musicians, enter the gathering. They are all greeted with applause. Even the delegation... (full context)