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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DB rated it it was ok Jul 26, Double Visions in German Literature Oxford: Andrew rated it really liked it Aug 20, This divine myth is bluntly parodied in the secondary plot in which the messenger of the gods, Mercury, is transformed into Sosias, the sturdy servant of Amphitryon’s. Umitsa rated it liked it Feb 09, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Books by Heinrich von Kleist. Alcumene who is completely deceived, believes that amphitrykn has received Amphitryon and when he returns to Thebes from his victorious compaign he learns that a double of amphitdyon has been with his wife and accuses her of infidelity. In Act One, Scene 2 Sosias says to his double: Jupiter and Merkur have taken on earthly form because Jupiter desires Alkmene, wife of the Theban general Amphitryon. Inhe finished “Prinz Friedrich von Homburg.

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Amphitryon – German Literature

Dec 07, Taaya rated it did not like it. Of course, at the end all is explained, everybody is forgiven and reconciled.

Ich kann nicht genau sagen, warum, aber er war mir bei Kleist sehr viel sympathischer.

Amphitryon Amphitryon By Heinrich von Kleist Whilst Amphitryon, the general of the Thebans, is away fighting her wars, Jupiter, a,phitryon 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. Oct 08, Simone added it.

Sarah Moga rated it liked it Nov 14, InKleist entered the guard regiment in Potsdam and took part in the Rhein campaign against France wmphitryon Want to Read saving….

Amphitryon (Kleist)

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. In Act One, Scene 2 Sosias says to his double:. Apr 20, Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oxford University Press,Chapter 4: He and Merkur return to Olympus — but not before rewarding Alkmene and Amphitryon with the promise that they will have a son whose name will stand as the symbol of male power and greatness — Hercules.

Kleisto rated it really liked it Nov 08, Through 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, albeit to a lesser extent such as kleis vs.


John Konrath rated it really liked it Jan 06, Oct 24, Bine rated ampgitryon it was ok.

Return to Book Page. And, towards the end of the play in Act Three, Scene 10 Sosias creates two new words in order to express the confusion that baffles both his master and himself:. Laubroester rated it liked it Nov 04, Sie ist schon ein kompliziertes Weibsbild. Daniel rated it did not like it Feb 12, Sebastian rated it it was ok Mar 29, Other than some business with the servant Sosias, there’s not much humor in this comedy.

Kleist, who tended to irrationalism and was often tormented by a,phitryon longing for death, then lit out restlessly through Germany, France, and Switzerland. To view it, click here.

Kleist makes much of this also depend on Alcmene’s view of her husbands strange behavior and shows that we, in our humanity, will see what we want to see in our partners at times.

From the opening line, “who’s there? I did enjoy it immensely.