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Love, friendship and family in Lessing's Damon, oder die wahre Freundschaft, Minna von Barnhelm, oder des Soldatenglueck and Emilia Galotti
The social relationships of love, friendship and family are important themes in all of Lessing's dramas. Such abstract concepts as emotion, forgiveness, empathy, honor, harmony and virtue have a particular meaning in the ...
Humor and parody in E. T. A. Hoffman's novel Die Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr
E. T. A. Hoffmann's novel Lie Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr consists of two stories. One represents the biography of Johannes Kreisler, a serious and genuinely Inspired musician, whose sometimes quixotic behavior puts ...
The motif of coldness in Oedoen von Horvath
The concept of coldness is evident on some level in all the works of Odfin von Horvath. In the earliest works its primary manifestation is on a psychical level: a pervading coldness in the world because the individual is ...
Music and simultaneity in Hermann Broch's "Bergroman" Der Versucher
References to the various aspects of the symbolical correspondence between simultaneity and music are omnipresent in Hermann Broch's literary and theoretical endeavors. This analysis will investigate their implications in ...
Das Verhaeltnis der Utopie zur Realitaet: three plays by Peter Hacks
In this thesis I attempt, by means of a close analysis of three plays which Hacks wrote over a ten year period, to define his quasi-programmatio statement, "Gegenstand der juengsten Kunst . . . ist das Verhaeltnis der ...
A structural analysis of Gellert's novel Leben der Schwedischen Graefin von G
Structural elements of Gellert's novel, such as the choice of a narrator, the use of letters and dialog, contribute to a system of abstractions which pervades the work. As a predominantly didactic writer Gellert was ...