Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas

by Heinrich von Kleist
     
 

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Michael Kohlhaas, ein Pferdehändler, hatte Klage gegen einen Junker Wenzel von Tronka. Er führte seine Klage lange und langwierig im Vertrauen auf die Justiz, ein Vertrauen, das immer mehr schwand. Nach dem Tod seiner Frau Elisabeth kannte er nur noch die Rache, die er mit Waffengewalt ausführte.

In der Erzählung geht es um Gegensätze…  See more details below

Overview

Michael Kohlhaas, ein Pferdehändler, hatte Klage gegen einen Junker Wenzel von Tronka. Er führte seine Klage lange und langwierig im Vertrauen auf die Justiz, ein Vertrauen, das immer mehr schwand. Nach dem Tod seiner Frau Elisabeth kannte er nur noch die Rache, die er mit Waffengewalt ausführte.

In der Erzählung geht es um Gegensätze wie:

Freiheit / Unterdrückung

Rechtsstaat gegen Absolutismus

Moral / Unmoral

Verbrechen / Selbstjustiz

Unterschicht / Oberschicht

Recht / Rechtsmissbrauch

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783730972366
Publisher:
BookRix GmbH & Co. KG
Publication date:
12/29/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
139
File size:
429 KB

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Meet the Author

Heinrich von Kleist was born in 1777 in Frankfurt, Germany, to a Prussian military family. He was placed into military service at 15, fought against the French, and resigned his commission at 21. Unable to obtain a civil service job, he started one of Germany’s first daily newspapers, which failed, and he traveled extensively through a Europe engulfed by the Napoleonic Wars. He was hospitalized for several mysterious illnesses, including surgery for an indeterminate sexual problem that led him to break off a marital engagement. Throughout, he wrote revolutionary plays and stories, such as Penthesilea and The Marquise of O—, embracing realism and rejecting the ideals of dominant German humanists such as Goethe. As part of a suicide pact, Kleist shot dead a terminally-ill friend, then himself, In 1811.

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