Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti


Title: Lord Pontilla and His Slave Matthew

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Translator: Sharif Lankarani

Publisher: Morvarid

Subject: German play

Age category: All ages

Number of pages: 146

Language: Farsi



The book Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti is a lasting and important work by the famous playwright Bertolt Brecht.

This book examines the feudal atmosphere of Europe in the past and deals with the relationship between lords and their subjects.

About the book Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti

Pontilla is a strange feudal lord. He becomes kind and generous when he is drunk and treats his subordinates especially humanely and well. But when his drunkenness goes away, he becomes angry, rude, and rude. His behavior changes so drastically that he tries to reciprocate his kindness. This duality of personality creates a funny situation for the audience. But everything gets funnier when the master’s daughter becomes interested in Matti.

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We recommend this book to all those who are interested in dramatic literature

Part of the book Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti
Matty: A very sick man.

Pontilla: I’m happy. Not everyone sees this. When you see my appearance you can not guess (sadly, staring at Matt) I am an attacker.

Matti: Do not say that.

Pontilla: Oh, no laughing. I get it at least once every three months. I wake up and suddenly I wake up awake. What are your thoughts on this?

Matthew: Do you have these regular seizures?

Pontilla: Regularly. Here’s the flow: I’m completely normal all the time, as you see me now. I am one hundred percent in control of my spiritual powers, they are attentive to my command. Then comes the attack. It starts with the fact that my eyes can no longer see properly. Instead of two forks – (raises one fork) – I see only one.

Matti: (disgusting) So you are half-blind at this time?

Pontilla: I only see half the world. But it gets worse, so much so that in this attack I lose all consciousness to the level of an animal, completely and unconsciously. Then my head will no longer be noticed. What I do in this situation, brother, should not be taken into account. What is the use of having a heart and always telling yourself that I am sick?
(With a disgusted voice) Then I have intellectual development. Do you know what brother intellectual growth means? A person who has intellectual development is a person who is capable of anything. For example, he is no longer able to consider the good of his child, friendship does not matter to him, he is ready to even go through his own corpse. All of this is due to the fact that, as the lawyers say, there is intellectual development.

Matti: Are you not taking action against this attack?

Pontilla: Brother, I will do whatever I can. Everything that is basically in human power! (Picks up his cherry.) This, this is my only medicine. I lower it without blinking, not with a teaspoon. Accept this safely.

If I can define myself, it is that I am fighting against this conscious attack like a man. But what is the use? It overwhelms me again. Take my indifference to you, to such a sweet person! Come on, vector, this is the order of the ox. I wanted to know which good fortune you gave me. How did you come to me?

Matty: In this way I lost my former job without guilt.

Pontilla: What was the flow?

About Bertolt Brecht Writer Lord Pontilla and his slave Matthew
Eugene Bertolt Friedrich Brecht was born on February 10, 1898 in Germany. He is known as a playwright, theater director and poet with socialist and communist leanings. Brecht is best known as the most prominent playwright in narrative theater. Bertolt Brecht revolutionized the performing arts by inventing the style of distancing in theater.

It should be noted that he was a gifted poet and wrote beautiful poems, songs and compositions. Brecht’s dramatic poems are one of his most important works that enter his plays in the form of hymns, ballads or songs. These poems are often humorous or humorous and have very serious and informative meanings.
It is worth mentioning that the subjects of Brecht’s plays include the social, political and economic realities of his society. His goal is to criticize a particular social behavior in a particular social setting.

The German artist’s plays include Baal, The Sound of Drums in the City, In the City Forest, Mother, Lord Pontilla and His Servant Matty, Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Good Woman of Sichuan, Man Is Man, The Majesty of the Mahogany City, Grandmother’s Rifles, Trial Jean Dark referred to Ravan, Turandakht or the Congress of the Nationalists, and so on.

Brecht died of a heart attack on August 14, 1956.

In another part of the book, Lord Pontilla and his slave Matthew read:
Eva: I have no doubt that our clinic’s times are very bitter.

Atasha: My aunt’s times never stay bitter for long. I called again to find them. A car passed by Kirshan Dorf, in which two screaming men were sitting.

Eva: They are themselves. I know my father among hundreds, he has this privilege. I always immediately understand that they are talking about my father. For example, when it is said that a man with a whip is running after a peasant or someone has given a car to a rural widow, that person is my father.
Atasha: He should know that this is not Pontilla. I’m not afraid of a scandal. I may not be confused by the figures and I do not know how many liters of milk we can send to Kanas, I do not drink milk, but I have a sharp nose to know what turns into a scandal. As soon as the Duchess of Ducathromple, Attache of the French Embassy in London, shouted after eight cognacs at the table that she was a prostitute, I immediately predicted that the stream would turn into a scandal. And subsequent events proved that I was right. I think they are coming to see, I’m a little tired. I ask myself, will you forgive me? (Goes fast).

Table of Contents of the Book of Lord Pontilla and His Slave Matthew

1: Pontilla finds a human
3: Pontilla engages with dawn women
4: Saturday Market
5: Controversy in Pontilla
6: Talking about crabs
7: Mr. Pontilla Bridal Union
8: Finnish stories
9: Pontilla engages her daughter to a man
10: Negtorn
11: Lord Pontilla and his slave Matthew ascend Mount Hatlema
12: Matti turns his back on Pontilla

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