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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Susan
dc.creatorHornung, Rolph Carl
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:22:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:22:49Z
dc.date.issued 1979
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104421
dc.description.abstract This study joins the scholarship on Gottfried's Tristan on the side that evaluates the love of Tristan and Isolde positively. A second point of departure is that the work's main conflict is between representatives of society and representatives of love. The representatives of society are Curvenal, Rual, Isolde Regina, and Mark. Each encounters the protagonists from a limited, prejudicial point of view that is a function of his or her social identity. In contrast, Brangaene stands in an uncannily sympathetic relation to the protagonists that is not determined by any social role. She is the lovers' servant, at the Irish court and in Mark's bed, and also their teacher, in the episodes of the lovers' ruses. Brangaene performs vital service for the lovers by helping to conceal their love and also by enhancing it through her verbal instruction and the positive example of her actions.
dc.format.extent 205 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Servants of the love: a comparative study of the characters of Curvenal, Rual, Mark, and Brangaene in Gottfried's Tristan
dc.identifier.digital RICE2056
dc.contributor.committeeMember Copeland, James;Weissenbenger, Klaus H. M.
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department German
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno Thesis Ger. 1979 Hornung
dc.identifier.citation Hornung, Rolph Carl. "Servants of the love: a comparative study of the characters of Curvenal, Rual, Mark, and Brangaene in Gottfried's Tristan." (1979) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104421.


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