Publication Date

1-1-1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Zoldester, Philip H. (Philip Heinz)

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to show how the subject of honor has been used by various German authors as either a pervasive facet of literary characters or an interpretive device to study the deeper understanding of human existence. The paper studies two different types of works using honor as a theme. In the first section, works are considered which use honor as an overt theme. In the second, the framework of honor is expanded to consider aspects of honor contained in subjects such as compassion and self-actualization. Through library research, I have found facets of honor to be present in prominent works by Walther von der Vogelweide, Clemens, Brentano, Gotthold Lessing, Arthur Schnitzler, Heinrich von Kleist, Hermann Hesse, and, in particular, Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The essay evaluates each of the above authors for the content of honor in his works.

Extent

19 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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