Unformatted text preview: took over, women are noted in playing a less role in society. • (74) Marthe states, “the time will come when society will consider brains more important than sex and ability greater than name”. Holberg seems to be alluding to the Enlightenment. Holberg was in favor of the Enlightenment. • (103) The poem at the end concludes this play, saying that the “moral of this little play, the author does in mirth write; at home in Denmark let us stay, and love our native birthright.” In short, Holberg explicitly says that the purpose of this poem is to cherish and one’s native culture. Is this satirical? It does not seem right for Holberg, a pre-Enlightenment thinker, to create a play stressing nationalistic culture. Essay Questions: Is this play satirical? If so, how? What does it target? The beginning introduces a character who is strongly Christian. How does he affect the satire and story?...
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- Spring '11
- Literature, Holberg, non-Christian names