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GRMN notes test 3 - Spiegel the Cat 10/11/2010 07:06:00 The...

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Unformatted text preview: Spiegel the Cat 10/11/2010 07:06:00 The German Fairy Tale in the Second Half of the 19 th century Ontinuing influence of the Grimms Continuing influence of the romantic Kunstmchen Realism (also referred to as poetic realism or bourgeois realism; ca. 1830- 1880; some would say 1850-1890 o The master thief is a rare instance in the Grimms tales where there is a physiological dimension similar to Eckbert the Blond Gottfried Keller Keller (1819-1890), born in Zurich, wanted to be a painter; works tend to be in the genre of poetic (or bourgeois) realism Seldwyla is the imaginary Swiss village that he used in many of his tales Spiegel the Cat Comparison with Puss in Boots Robin Hood element (also in the Master Thief) o Caught only the most vexatious and brazen mice Faustian element pact Spiegels character; Pineisss character Artistic fairy tale Realism: influence of social milieu on Spiegel Spiegel as mirror o Glossy coat Realism in this story The mistress dies and things really change for Spiegel The family who inherits all her things does not want him o Spiegels moral qualities dissolved in his vigilance because he now has to fend for himself Pineiss makes a pact with Spiegel to feed him so he can do sorcery with his cat fat The story the cat tells to Pineiss is very clever Beguine is sort of like a nun o In her description, there are a lot of references to shiny things and writing, images of sharpness o The Beguine is a witch o Pineiss gets the raw end of the deal in the end He is a principle cat until he becomes starving and then he interacts with the devilish character Literary/artistic fairy tale - east german gov promoted equality The Tale of Honest Casper and Fair Annie; A Modern Fairy Tale 10/11/2010 07:06:00 Clems Bretano (1778-1842) Collected German folk songs and ballads with Achim von Arnim between 1805 and 1808 (collection called Des Knaben Wunderhorn, the Youths Magic Horn) In 1808, sought out the Grimms help with collecting fairy tales; Bretano later abandoned his plans to put out a collection of fairy tales and the Grimms, of course, put out their own The Tale of Honest Casper and Fair Annie (1917) Year in which it appeared would suggest Romanticism, but the tale not only shows Romantic themes, but also serves as a precursor of sorts to realism Honor (and false honor) as themes Faith (which connects with Brentanos religiosity) Unnamed narrator as poet...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course GRMN 2020 taught by Professor Schmising during the Spring '11 term at Colorado.

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GRMN notes test 3 - Spiegel the Cat 10/11/2010 07:06:00 The...

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