The Robbers, drama in five acts by Friedrich Schiller, published in and produced in as Die Räuber. Set in 16th-century Germany, The Robbers. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Robbers, by Friedrich Schiller This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. A similar event provokes the action of Schiller’s Die Räuber, The Robbers (), although in this case, Karl von Moor is slandered by his own jealous brother.

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Melodrama on the level of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, but as with Il Trovatore, it’s hard to regret the experience.

The robbers are camped near the Danube; they have escaped, although Roller was killed. I admit that I am missing some critical context in that I have almost no socio-cultural knowledge of schjller, let alone 16th century Germany, but in terms of the language itself, I felt that someone kept switching on the “one-off-avuncular-shakespeare-filter”. Germany did not become a modern nation-state untiland the prior history of the various….

I say “sides” because these two brothers never meet! We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. There were two surprises at the end of the story. Karl has rescued Roller from the gallows by burning down the entire gauber including the powder magazine, 83 people have died.

Die Räuber; The Robbers – German Literature

Franz, the villain, is quite complex too. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Karl finally reveals his identity to Old Moor who drops down dead. Books by Friedrich Schiller.

For the Spanish film, see The Robbers film. In another letter, he blames the parental curse for his death: The household staff serves him loyally. It will be a great help in understanding the thematic concerns of grand opera in the nineteenth century. Hier hat einfach alles zusammengepasst: Retrieved 22 September Encyclopedia of Literary Translation.


He does not want Amalia to know that he has become a murderer and so he bids her farewell. How do our actions and guilt impact our notions of self? One more thing I liked about the story was the internal conflict that Karl undergoes towards the end of the story, when he has to choose between his band of robbers who have sworn loyalty to him and his sweetheart Amalia.

Franz uses that and convinces his father to disinherit Karl.

Die Räuber

Karl does so and then surrenders to the authorities, having decided that terrorism and criminal behaviour are not acceptable solutions to human injustice. There are eloquent philosophical speeches and sometimes ecstatic language, characters that swear eternal vengeance on each other, and a tragic ending in which everything ends up covered in blood. Karl is so moved by the story that he decides he must see his Amalia again.

Once you have successfully made your request, you will rauuber a confirmation email explaining that your request is awaiting approval. For instance, he questions rajber dividing lines between personal liberty and the law and probes the psychology of power, the nature of masculinity and the essential differences between good and evil. Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination….

But when he receives the letter from his brother Franz stating that his father has disinherited him, he is hurt and angry.


Gray regards him as a comic figure in the tradition of Don Quijote see reading list below, pp. Why are his plays suddenly back in favour, asks Michael Billington”. Klaus van den Berg has compared the Lamport and Schilelr translations, “The two most prominent translations from the latter part of the twentieth century take very different approaches to this style: The German theatre in particular has since that time tended to interpret classic plays in a contemporary….

Perhaps Schiller does that in his more mature work. Franz tries to seduce Amalia but she rejects raubeer. What are the products of a corrupt society? German literature, German literature comprises the written works of the German-speaking peoples of central Europe. Karl frees Old Moor, who still does not recognise him.

Y la culpa de ese hecho recae en el pobre viejo. The play uses alternating scenes to pit the brothers against each other, as one quests for money and power, while the other attempts to create a revolutionary anarchy in the Bohemian Forest. The plot of the saga may also add to the pleasure of a reader who comes with an open mind and ready to enjoy Schiller.

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What’s more, he was a twenty year-old within the confines of a military academy, which is an especially unhappy and dissatisfied kind of twenty year-old. Again a most inconsequential deduction! By that born dramatist of penetrating clarity, Friedrich Schiller: