“Leave your troubles outside! Life is disappointing? Forget it!”

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The Master of Ceremonies is one of the most interesting characters in Cabaret. He is less a complete person so much as a facilitator for the madness that goes on in and surrounding the Kit Kat Klub, but, you get inklings of who he is behind the scenes.

What fascinates me is that the he knows the world he’s immersed in – German Cabaret culture – is dying, and by the horrors of the Third Reich are coming. Maybe this is meant to show how we are when we aren’t affected by a change, or how fear paralyzes us. If drug use was a person, it’d be this guy. He’s aware  his lifestyle is not contributing to the future, but he’s so good at blotting out his awareness and worry he can’t change…

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