The Robbers, drama in five acts by Friedrich Schiller, published in and produced in as Die Räuber. Set in 16th-century Germany, The Robbers. The The Robbers Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author by Friedrich Schiller . An analysis of THE ROBBERS, a play by Friedrich Schiller.

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In Germany, the enthusiasm which The Robbers excited was extreme.

The Robbers and Wallenstein

Too fiery by nature, the intensity of his sufferings has now maddened him still farther: Thomas Baughman rated it really liked it Apr 28, The Piccolomini and Wallenstein’s Death, on the other hand, are fantastic. Amalia told Karl she cannot leave him and Karl was surer than ever that she still loved him and he loved her. Daniel was getting ready to take a trip when Franz stopped him. Roobbers other meanings, see Robbery.

We see him frriedrich with desperadoes directing their savage strength to actions more and more audacious; he is in arms against the conventions of men and the everlasting laws of Fate: His servant came and told someone was looking for him. But it was very fast paced, well written and well translated and enjoyable to read.

When Maximilian left, Franz started laughing because he knew that his father would never see Karl again. Throughout, Wallenstein is painted with fine strokes, his charismatic figure is juxtaposed with his ruthless ambition.

The Robbers | drama by Schiller |

Jun 07, Lucinda Elliot rated it really liked it. Back to Friedrich Schiller. So matricide or soroicide are of no particular account??????!!!!!! Nov 08, Lauren rated it liked it. He wakes up and says that he dreamed about asking his son for forgiveness. I kept expecting Count Terzky to settle down for a long winter’s nap.


Among motives like these, the influence of even the most malignant book could scarcely be discernible, and would be little detrimental, if it were.

Franz took a letter out of his pocket and red it. Franz was furious and threatened to drag her into a chapel and force her with a sword to obey him.

The Robbers

He managed to banish his brother cshiller knowing how his father was he knew he would send people to look for Karl, so he got Hermann to help him make Maximilian believe that Karl was dead. Maximilian was asleep, and Amalia was next to him.

Maximilian was calling for his son in his sleep. A grim inexpiable Fate is made the ruling principle: The original conception of schil,er a rowk as this betrays the inexperience no less than the vigor of youth: After saddling the horse, Kosinsky came back, and Karl told him he had to see his Amalia one last time. His robbers had a high opinion of him.

He also told him that he wrote a letter to his father schioler for his forgiveness and to allow him to come back home. Hermann changed his voice to say he got into a confrontation with Scuiller in Prague and that Karl died. He fought against hypocrisy and inhumanity. He found himself by a pond, which no one could jump over, near his house.

In a kerchief and cap. She accepted him even after he admitted to being a murderer and a robber. The pastor told robbrs he held thousands of lives in his hands and that he had ruined of them. While Lamport directs his translation toward an audience expecting classics as authentic as possible modeled on the original, McDonald opts for a performance translation cutting the text and interpreting many of the emotional moments that are left less clear in a more literal translation.


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The play is referred to in Dostoyevsky ‘s The Brothers Karamazov. After publishing this book, as a military doctor he was forbidden to pursue his literary career, so he ran to Stuttgart where he was free to keep on writing. He was humiliated for apologizing to a father who disowned him that he became a robber and lived outside of the law. I enjoyed The Robbers. It can now be hardly necessary to contradict these theories; or to show that none but a candidate for Bedlam as well as Tyburn could be seduced from the substantial comforts of existence, to seek destruction and disgrace, for the sake of such imaginary grandeur.

I’m not sure that pulling out the “low” characters into their own mini-play really works, but it’s a reasonable idea. After seeing his son, Maximilian passed out again and woke up trapped.

No less striking is the soliloquy where Moor, with the instrument of self-destruction in his hands, the “dread key that is to shut behind him the prison of life, and to unbolt before him the dwelling of friedrjch night,” –meditates on the gloomy enigmas of his future destiny. Nov 06, Will rated it liked it.