An essay I wrote on Valkyrjur (Valkyries) and heroines of Norse myths, and the idea of gender boundaries. This was for my ALG 2100 class (German Women's Studies), taught by Agatha Schwarz
Summary of Novalis' romantic book "Heinrich von Ofterdingen" including the Blue Flower concept.
Summary of E.T.A. Hoffmann's Novella "the Sandman".
Difference between Realism and Naturalism - Realism vs Naturalism (also in realistic and naturalist art)
I tried reading Mann's first novel, Buddenbrooks , years ago. I could admire the style, but not the story, and, indeed, found the story so stultifying that I failed to finish it. For some reason, I can entire the...
Summary of Georg Büchner's play "Woyzeck".
Summary of "the Marble Statue" by the German poet Joseph von Eichendorff.
Among the best known and loved folk and fairy tales are those told by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, The Brothers Grimm as they are usually referred to. They were great storytellers of their time. The collections of stories...
Summary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play "Egmont". All acts summary.
This is a summary of Goethe's play "Stella". All acts are summarised and in the end, there are links to analysis and interpretations.