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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But there are hard feelings, the dark undertow will not go away — and it vibrates in the final utterance of the play, one of the shortest and most famous curtain lines in all German drama.

Nicolas rated it it was ok Feb 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Stefan rated it liked it Nov 10, Alkmene dagegen habe ich bei Kleist nicht so wirklich verstanden. Dec 17, Dewey rated it really liked it.

Amphitryon (Kleist)

Kleisf the two different “Amphitryons” Kleist is able to explore various parts of human nature with prose that I found a bit flowery, the only reason I subtract a star from this otherwise great work based in Greek mythology and something that affects Kleists’ other play I’ve read, the Broken Jug, klesit to a lesser extent such as romance vs. Cartel and attended the French Gymnasium. Und kurz, ich bin entsosiatisiert, Wie man euch entamphitryonisiert.


From the opening line, “who’s there? She who adores her Amphitryon, declares that she will die if she should conceive a child and both she and her husband are on the brink of despair when Jupiter appears and clears up the confusion he has himself caused.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No hard feelings, we might say. Fanchise rated it really liked it Jan 12, Not that it escaped me In this happy night, how, from the husband Often the lover can distinguish himself; But since the gods united the one and the other In you for me, I forgive this one with pleasure, For what the other one perhaps committed.

No trivia or quizzes yet. There are no discussion amphitryyon on this book yet. Sebastian rated it it was ok Mar 29, If half stars were possible, I’ d give it 3.

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Of course, at the end all is explained, everybody is forgiven and reconciled. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Aside from the aforementioned flowery language, great play. Laubroester rated it liked it Nov 04, Oxford University Press,Chapter 4: What Amphitryon and Alcumene suffer by the confusion of their senses as a result of this mischievious. Want to Read saving…. Should I pray to a white marble wall? Oct 28, Evan rated it really liked it Shelves: Kleisto rated it really liked it Nov 08, Other than some business with the servant Sosias, there’s not much humor in this comedy.


Return to Book Page. But the interpretation of the events is raised to the metaphysical level and becomes a mystery of the 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.

Soll ich zur weissen Wand des Marmors beten? Andrew rated it really liked it Aug 20, This ranks in my opinion as one of Kleists’ best works and is a must for Greek mythology lovers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Behind this moment of disturbance and conciliation vibrates the whole 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.

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

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