Study Guide

Mother Courage and Her Children Characters

By Bertolt Brecht

Mother Courage

We'll say it now and we'll say it again: Mother Courage is no hero. She is obsessed with...

Kattrin

You might be surprised to find Kattrin listed as the second most important character in Mother...

The Chaplain

The chaplain means business. Really, he's a serious guy. If a peasant is dying, you know he'll be...

The Cook

Like the chaplain, the cook works for the army but is not an enlisted member. Also like the...

Yvette

No one in Mother Courage has a more dramatic change of fortune than Yvette. She starts out as a...

Swiss Cheese

Swiss Cheese doesn't have much in the way of a character. He seems identical with the description...

Eilif

Like his siblings, Eilif is less of a full-fledged character and more the embodiment of a...