Das Erdbeben in Chili has ratings and 28 reviews. James said: Please note, I read this novella in German, looking up translations as needed it was. HEROISM IN KLEIST’S “DAS ERDBEBEN IN CHILI”. Robin A. Clouser einrich von Kleist’s Novelle “Das Erdbeben in. H Chili” () is regarded by many. I. Editions of Kleist’s works have nothing to say about the source of his. Das Erdbeben in Chili, , other than noting that nothing is known on the subject1.

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Erebeben, it is crucial to note that the narrative voice both quotes, and on occasion seems to share in, the God-centred interpretation. Jan 26, Sana rated it really liked it Shelves: This is by no means an easy read for me, with very difficult german and quite a harrowing plot, but I feel like there’s something about Kleists writing style that draws me back every time.

Wirkt abgeschnitten, unfertig, vielleicht allegorisch gemeint. Aug 29, Eve Bennett rated it really liked it.

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Jeronimo and Josephe and their child go, together with Don Fernando, a courageous and principled man who has a small child whom Josephe is caring for. I thank god that I will never, ever have to read anything by Kleist anymore after my german exam in two weeks. Volume 48 Issue 2 Novpp. Es ist kein Wunder, dass die Deutschen ein neues Wort Hilfe gefunden haben. Volume 49 Issue 2 Novpp.

Return kkeist Book Page. University of Nebraska Press,pp. The God-centred interpretation reaches its climax in the scene in the cathedral. Volume 9 Issue Janpp. The following day a service is held in the cathedral. Upon his father’s early death in when he was ten, he was sent to the house of the preacher S.


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All of which is little comfort; but it does not mean that life is meaningless or purposeless. Volume 29 Issue 1 Janpp. And there is the child that needs his help.

The earthquake does not mean anything; it is simply a random event. The paradisal interlude between these chilk events is likened to the Garden of Eden, and brings the survivors together into one family. The crowd allows them to leave, and just as they think it’s safe to enter the courtyard, a man claims that he is Jeronimo’s father and clubs Jeronimo over the head.

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Nobody thinks to question the how the lovers, who are claimed to be the chief target of divine anger, have escaped disaster. They are greeted as friends, and exchange stories and rumours of the happenings in Santiago. Kleist used several factual earthquakes to base his work on; he took the ramifications of the disastrous earthquake that had destroyed Santiago on 13 Mayusing it as a starting place for his short story. If this is so, why did Kleist ni on the situation that the two lovers were in?

Some may see this as a punishment. At the conclusion, Don Fernando compares Juan and Philip and considers how he had acquired them, and remarks; “It almost seemed to him that he should be glad.


If all of the citizens had become a single family, then why were Josefa and Jeronimo killed? The sermon compares the earthquake to God’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and speaks specifically of Josephe and Jeronimo’s sin.

About the article Published Online: One is the sheer pace of events that sweeps it — and us — along. The earthquake had saved the two lovers, and they were secretly reunited. InKleist entered the guard regiment in Potsdam and took part in the Rhein campaign against France in A dramatic tale, set in Chile, about two young lovers who egdbeben ostracized and sentenced to death after having an illegitimate child together.

The crowd disperses and Don Fernando is left with Philip, whom he adopts as his own child with Donna Elvira. Egdbeben provides no answers.

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She complies, and Don Fernando invites the reunited family to join his own. Kleist is highly imaginative and brilliant in his attempts to present a problem that has no real solution.

Vote in the poll and ratings. A naval officer, Don Alonzo, identifies Don Fernando but hesitates when a cobbler asks about Josephe.

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