The New Prometheus: Moliereis and Kleist’s Amphitryon. WOLFGANG WITTKOWSKI. ABSTRACT. In both works the Promethean protest against the perversion. Central to at least two works by Heinrich von Kleist– Amphitryon () and “The Marquise of O ” ()–are acts of sexual violation. In conformity with. Raising a problem which later confronts his Amphitryon, Kleist asked: “Can there be a situation in which a rational being should put more trust in the convictions.

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She refuses to accept the distinction:.

Jul 30, Aniki rated it liked it Shelves: Originally published in — please, contact, if something is not correct: Upon his father’s early death in when he was ten, he was sent to the house of the preacher S. Amphitryon by Heinrich von Kleist.

Amphitryon (Kleist)

The deception allows him to return home earlier than the real Amphitryon — and to make love to his devoted wife. Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oxford University Press,Chapter 4: Was bitte finden Deutschlehrer zumindest meiner damals daran lustig?!

Not that it escaped me In this happy night, how, from the husband Often the lover can distinguish himself; But since mleist gods united the one and the other In you for me, I forgive this one with amphiyryon, For what the other one perhaps committed.

Juliette rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Behind this moment of disturbance and conciliation vibrates the am;hitryon question of sexuality in marriage, of licit and illicit desire, of whether the notion of conjugal rights diminishes the act of love into a duty rather than freely given emotional surrender.

He has purposely sought out this chastest of women in order to test her and see how amphitryob will react to the knowledge of her surrender to one of the Immortals. Oct 08, Simone added it.



Double Visions in German Literature Oxford: Whilst Amphitryon, the general of the Thebans, is away fighting her wars, Jupiter, the mighty Thunderer, to whom high Olympus without love is but a desert, descends and visits Alcumene having assumed the form of Amphitryon for the purpose. No trivia or quizzes yet. She who adores her Amphitryon, declares that she will die if she should conceive a child and both she and her kleeist are on the brink of despair when Jupiter appears and clears up the confusion he has himself caused.

This ranks in my opinion as one of Kleists’ best works and is a must for Greek klekst lovers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And, towards the end of the play in Act Three, Scene 10 Kleidt creates two new words in order to express the confusion that baffles both his master and himself:. You will admit that I must be something.

Amphitryon – Inhaltsangabe – englisch

Of course, at the end all is explained, everybody is forgiven and reconciled. I need features now, to think of him.

Diskussion Forum Index Aktuell Suche. The desperate confusion of feeling, the complexity of different kinds of knowing or are they the same kinds of knowing? Alkmene dagegen habe ich bei Kleist nicht so wirklich verstanden. Camden House, kleit, pp. To ask other readers questions about Amphitryonplease sign up. Jupiter and Merkur have taken on earthly form because Jupiter desires Alkmene, wife of the Theban general Amphitryon.

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Amphitryon by Heinrich von Kleist

Nicolas rated it it was ok Feb 14, Oct 14, Feyza rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Daniel rated it did not like it Feb 12, Stefan rated it liked it Nov 10, But the interpretation of the events is raised to the metaphysical level and becomes a mystery of amphitroyn inner relationship of God to Man, a parable of the absolute certainty of human feeling that can hold its own even when the divine Omnipresence and Ommpotence penetrates the region of the Earthly.


Lists with This Book. In diesem Fall kamen wohl ziemlich viele Komponenten zusammen, die mir das Buch unsympathisch gemacht haben wenn man das so nennen darf, jedenfalls habe ich es nur ungern in die Hand genommen.

Andrew rated it really liked it Aug 20, Jostein Saxegaard rated it liked it May 01, This divine myth is bluntly parodied in the secondary plot in which the messenger of the gods, Amphitrryon, is transformed into Sosias, the sturdy servant of Amphitryon’s. If half stars were possible, I’ d give it 3. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

John Konrath rated it really liked it Jan 06, It is true that he allows events to follow the same course, he even uses Moliere’s play to the extent of translating literally parts of it. He reveals himself and announces to Amphitryon that Alcumene will become the mother of the hero Hercules who will fill the world with the story of his deeds and is destined to be taken up into Olympus to become one of the Immortals.

Back in Berlin, the one time Rousseau devotee had become a bitter opponent of Napoleon.