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* DamnedByFaintPraise: After Puntila, while drunk, has said about the attaché, fiancé of his daughter Eva, [[InVinoVeritas that he "isn't a man"]], Eva defends the attaché in conversation with Matti as "an intelligent and kind man whom you can't judge for his looks, or for what he says or what he does."

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* DamnedByFaintPraise: After Puntila, while drunk, has said about the attaché, fiancé of his daughter Eva, [[InVinoVeritas that he "isn't a man"]], Eva defends the attaché in conversation with Matti as "an intelligent and kind man whom you can't judge for by his looks, appearance, or for by what he says or what he does."

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* DamnedByFaintPraise: After Puntila, while drunk, has said about the attaché, fiancé of his daughter Eva, [[InVinoVeritas that he "isn't a man"]], Eva defends the attaché in conversation with Matti as "an intelligent and kind man whom you can't judge for his looks, or for what he says or what he does."


Using the stock characters of the CommediaDellArte, Brecht hoped to showcase the self-sufficient and positive "modern man" in Matti, and to parody the decadence of capitalism and faschism with the character of Puntila. The play was first performed in 1948 and has become one of Creator/BertoltBrecht's most succesful works. Modern performances tend to include some amount of nudity and sexual action -- depending on the production, either between Matti and Eva or between [[HoYay a long-suffering Matti and a very drunk Puntila]]. (Or both.)

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Using the stock characters of the CommediaDellArte, Brecht hoped to showcase the self-sufficient and positive "modern man" in Matti, and to parody the decadence of capitalism and faschism fascism with the character of Puntila. The play was first performed in 1948 and has become one of Creator/BertoltBrecht's most succesful works. Modern performances tend to include some amount of nudity and sexual action -- depending on the production, either between Matti and Eva or between [[HoYay a long-suffering Matti and a very drunk Puntila]]. (Or both.)


* DoctorJekyllAndMisterJackDaniels: Sober, Puntila is a penny-pinching BadBoss and a hard-boiled capitalist; when drunk, he is kind, sentimental and, in his words, "almost a communist".



* EnemyWithin: Invoked by Puntila himself, who claims -- in his drunken state -- that his sober self is a villain and his own greatest enemy.



* JekyllAndHyde: Invoked by Puntila himself, who claims -- in his drunken state -- that his sober self is a villain and his own greatest enemy.

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* JekyllAndHyde: Invoked by GollumMadeMeDoIt: Sober, Puntila himself, who claims -- is a penny-pinching BadBoss and a hard-boiled capitalist; when drunk, he is kind, sentimental and, in his words, "almost a communist".
* InVinoVeritas: Played with. It's never clear whether
drunken state -- that his Puntila is the "real" Puntila or not, or whether it's the other way round.
* MoodSwinger: Drunken Puntila is cheerful and easy-going,
sober self Puntila is a villain serious, perpetually grumpy and his own greatest enemy.always worrying.

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* DownerEnding: Matti leaves Puntila without a job reference, the worker Surkkala and his family lose their jobs, and Eva [[spoiler: will probably marry the moronic attaché.]]


''Mr Puntila and His Man Matti'' (''Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti'') is a 1940 play by BertoltBrecht, based on ''The Sawdust Princess'' by Hella Wuolijoki.

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''Mr Puntila and His Man Matti'' (''Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti'') is a 1940 play by BertoltBrecht, Creator/BertoltBrecht, based on ''The Sawdust Princess'' by Hella Wuolijoki.



Using the stock characters of the CommediaDellArte, Brecht hoped to showcase the self-sufficient and positive "modern man" in Matti, and to parody the decadence of capitalism and faschism with the character of Puntila. The play was first performed in 1948 and has become one of BertoltBrecht's most succesful works. Modern performances tend to include some amount of nudity and sexual action -- depending on the production, either between Matti and Eva or between [[HoYay a long-suffering Matti and a very drunk Puntila]]. (Or both.)

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Using the stock characters of the CommediaDellArte, Brecht hoped to showcase the self-sufficient and positive "modern man" in Matti, and to parody the decadence of capitalism and faschism with the character of Puntila. The play was first performed in 1948 and has become one of BertoltBrecht's Creator/BertoltBrecht's most succesful works. Modern performances tend to include some amount of nudity and sexual action -- depending on the production, either between Matti and Eva or between [[HoYay a long-suffering Matti and a very drunk Puntila]]. (Or both.)

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* WildlifeCommentarySpoof: Invoked in the Prologue, which announces the imminent exhibition of a certain "primeval animal", "known for its gluttony and uselessness", its name being ''estatium possessor'' (estate owner).

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Puntila.


* JekyllAndHyde: Sober Puntila and Drunken Puntila are so unlike each other that they are almost two different characters.

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* JekyllAndHyde: Sober Invoked by Puntila and Drunken Puntila are so unlike each other himself, who claims -- in his drunken state -- that they are almost two different characters.his sober self is a villain and his own greatest enemy.



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!! Tropes found in this drama:''Mr Puntila and His Man Matti'':


* DoctorJekyllAndMrJackDaniels: Sober, Puntila is a penny-pinching BadBoss and a hard-boiled capitalist; when drunk, he is kind, sentimental and, in his words, "almost a communist".

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* DoctorJekyllAndMrJackDaniels: DoctorJekyllAndMisterJackDaniels: Sober, Puntila is a penny-pinching BadBoss and a hard-boiled capitalist; when drunk, he is kind, sentimental and, in his words, "almost a communist".

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* BadBoss: Puntila when sober.


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* DoctorJekyllAndMrJackDaniels: Sober, Puntila is a penny-pinching BadBoss and a hard-boiled capitalist; when drunk, he is kind, sentimental and, in his words, "almost a communist".


->''"Iíve got a good heart, and I am glad for it. I once saved a stag beetle from getting run over, itís almost excessive. Ö I let it crawl up on a stick."''

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->''"Iíve got a good heart, and I am glad for it. I once saved a stag beetle from getting run over, itís almost excessive. Ö I let it crawl up on a stick."''


->''"Iíve got a good heart, and I am glad for it. I once carried a stag beetle off the road so it wouldnít get run over, itís almost extreme. Ö I let it crawl up on a stick."''

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->''"Iíve got a good heart, and I am glad for it. I once carried saved a stag beetle off the road so it wouldnít get from getting run over, itís almost extreme.excessive. Ö I let it crawl up on a stick."''


->''"Iíve got a good heart, and I am glad for it. I once carried a stag beetle off the \\
road so it wouldnít get run over, itís almost extreme. Ö I let it crawl up on a stick."''

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->''"Iíve got a good heart, and I am glad for it. I once carried a stag beetle off the \\
road so it wouldnít get run over, itís almost extreme. Ö I let it crawl up on a stick."''

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