Unformatted text preview: 2. Coleridge’s ancient mariner kills an albatross and Gustav kills Toni in Kleist’s “The Betrothal in Santo Domingo.” Why does each character act as he does? Compare or contrast the motivations for murder and the consequences of the crime in these two works. 3. Rousseau’s “Discourse on the Origins of Inequality” and Goethe’s Faust express nostalgia for the happy days of childhood – either their own, or that of humankind as a whole. Compare or contrast their depictions of the past, their strategies for life in the present, and their hope – if any – for the future....
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- Spring '09
- Gretchen, 5-7 page paper, Faust express nostalgia, Professor Todd Kontje