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canned and preserved things to such an extent that the cellar bulged with food .... And his feud with his son-in-law about his daughter's remains is taken from real life.] That many of the characters in Den forsvundne Fuldm&gtig had real- life counterparts unquestionably adds a certain amount of authenticity, This content downloaded from 129.100.179.102 on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:28:21 UTC All use subject to
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42 Scandinavian Studies even piquancy, to the personae of the novel.8 More than th the fact that these real-life counterparts were so easy for readers to identify, even in the framework of the fiction testifies to the author's considerable skill in capturing the individual. Scherfig's flair for characterizing real people se by carrying over to the creation and depiction of his fict and made these imaginary figures too seem to be very m The Author's Message As noted earlier, all three novels contain elements of soci Both Salig Mathias 'Pascal and especially Den forsvundn address the problematic relationship of the individual to so part, Pirandello stresses the inter-personal aspect (how, f dominant members of society preyed on their more docil ots) and approaches the problem from a more abstrac viewpoint. The emphasis on social criticism is much less o Mann, der zweimal leben wollte. Andreas, although he bro issues, does not elaborate on them to anything approachin that Scherfig and Pirandello do. In Den forsvundne Fuldm Scherfig in fact goes considerably beyond either Pirandel in his critique of society and attacks the very foundations geois system by revealing its various shortcomings. It is therefore in the author's message xhztDenforsvundn most radically distinguishes itself from Salig Mathias Mann, der zweimal leben wollte. As should be evident from discussion, Hans Scherfig's overriding message is a socio-p he sought in this novel (as he did in virtually everything t to expose the weaknesses and inequities of bourgeois so 464-5). Numerous examples of Scherfig's social critic forsvundne Fuldmœtgig can be cited. I will limit myself to the more striking instances: 1. Hans Scherfig utilizes the theme of mistaken iden Amsted and Michael Mogensen as Doppelgänger) with grea make a significant point. The Doppelgänger effect allows show Amsted and Mogensen as failed products of a flaw 8 Scherfig's ink drawing of Athos Josephsen, the real-life model for M is reproduced in Bay (34). In private interviews, Scherfig's surviving f informed the author of this article of the identity of the Danes (and whom Scherfig based many of his fictional characters. This content downloaded from 129.100.179.102 on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:28:21 UTC All use subject to
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Den forsvundne Ftjldjvlegtig 43 social order. The lives of both Amsted and Mogensen end in the manner, each one having chosen death (albeit a symbolic one in A case) over life in the bourgeois system. Although Fred And introduces the Doppelgänger motif in the interesting scene that Hesse I and Hesse II, he does not take further artistic advantage productive motif and capitalize on its potential (Mann 44-5).
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