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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Amphitryon by Heinrich von Kleist

Dec 17, Dewey rated it really liked it. Books by Heinrich von Kleist. I need features now, to think of him. Want to Read saving…. Kleist voluntarily resigned from army service in and until studied philosophy, physics, mathematics, and political science at Viadrina University in Frankfurt an der Oder.

Kleisto rated it really liked it Nov 08, From the opening line, “who’s there? Umitsa rated it liked it Feb 09, 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.

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The deception allows him to return home earlier than the real Amphitryon — and to make love to his devoted wife. Paul rated it it was ok Mar 19, Anita Ervin rated it liked it Jul 06, The desperate confusion of feeling, the complexity of different kinds of knowing or are they the same kinds of knowing?


Jupiter and Merkur have taken on earthly form because Jupiter desires Alkmene, wife of the Theban general Amphitryon. Jul 30, Aniki rated it liked it Shelves: Amphitryon Amphitryon By Heinrich von Kleist 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.

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.


Refresh and try again. And, towards the end of the play in Act Three, Akphitryon 10 Sosias creates two new words in order to express the confusion that baffles both his master and himself:. As with Broken Jug, Kleist approaches comedy here for it’s most unsettling qualities, a vision of terror beneath the ordinary, the collapse of self-identity and madness that follows.

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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. You will admit that I must be something. Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Cartel and attended the French Gymnasium. Central to Amphitryon is the cardinal comic experience of confused identities.

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