The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by

Bertolt Brecht

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Jussup Character Analysis

The man Grusha marries. He seems to be on his deathbed when the marriage is arranged and when Grusha says her vows, but shortly after the wedding he is inexplicably revived. In the years that Grusha is forced to live with him, he proves himself to be a difficult and unkind man, obsessed with forcing Grusha to perform her wifely duties, though she refuses to sleep with him.
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Jussup Character Timeline in The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The timeline below shows where the character Jussup appears in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 3: In the Northern Mountains
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...begins staggering through the house. The guests, all alarmed, begin to leave, and the man—named Jussup—urges them to go, telling them they won’t get any more free food from his house. (full context)
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While Jussup eats cake, Arkadi sings about the awkwardness of the situation. Grusha is newly married, even... (full context)
Motherhood as Leadership Theme Icon
Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
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Some time has passed. Jussup takes a bath, aided by his mother, but he calls for Grusha, stating that the... (full context)
Act 5: The Chalk Circle
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Justice and Injustice Theme Icon
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...divorce document, he sees that Azdak has divorced the wrong couple—he has divorced Grusha from Jussup rather than divorcing the elderly couple. Before leaving, Azdak reminds Grusha and Simon of the... (full context)