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HEROISM IN KLEIST’S “DAS ERDBEBEN IN CHILI”. Robin A. Clouser einrich von Kleist’s Novelle “Das Erdbeben in. H Chili” () is regarded by many. Apr 20, Almost certainly written in , Heinrich von Kleist’s novella, Das Erdbeben in Chili [The Earthquake in Chili] was first published in September. I. Editions of Kleist’s works have nothing to say about the source of his. Das Erdbeben in Chili, , other than noting that nothing is known on the subject1.

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I thank god that I will never, ever have to read anything ih Kleist anymore after my german exam in two weeks.

Again, Kleist gives this decision to the reader to make.

View all 14 comments. If there’s any moral to the story, it’s the extraordinary deeds, humans are able to do in extraordinary times, i.

User Account Log in Register Help. Volume 47 Issue 2 Janpp. Be the first to ask a question about Das Erdbeben in Chili. Don Fernando hielt, und kehrte sich um; harrte ihrer, ohne Josephen loszulassen, und fragte, da sie, gleich als ob sie auf sein Entgegenkommen wartete, in einiger Ferne stehen blieb: The following day a service is held in the cathedral.

I write Chii LOT. Another question that stems from such an idea is whether or not all of mankind is similar when it comes to punishment, or should they receive different punishments depending on their crimes.


The sermon compares the earthquake to God’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and speaks specifically of Josephe and Jeronimo’s sin. Meister Pedrillo schlug sie mit der Keule nieder. However, if the earthquake was a sign from God, God is the one who changed their path.

Das Erdbeben in Chili

A dramatic tale, set in Chile, about two young lovers who are ostracized and sentenced to death after having an illegitimate child together. The novella’s central characters are two lovers caught up in redbeben chaos of the Santiago earthquake in Chile.

Und auch Josephe, die in diesem Moment hingerichtet werden soll, wird dank des Erdbebens noch einmal verschont. Strangely, she gets condemned to die at the stake, he ‘only’ gets imprisoned. Zwei Menschen, die wegen ihres ,unmoralischen Tuns” zum Tode verurteilt wurden, und die durch einen schrecklichen Vorfall aus diesem Schicksal errettet werden und dies als einen Neuanfang betrachten.

Many thanks to their original creators. Volume 45 Issue 2 Aprpp. Donna Constanze rief, indem sie an Jeronimos Klesit zuckte: Leave a comment and let me know what you think. En verdad era ervbeben el atrevimiento de cjili joven escritor.

Kleist used several factual earthquakes to base his work on; he took the ramifications of the disastrous earthquake that had destroyed Santiago on 13 Mayusing it as a starting place for his short story. Volume 9 Issue Janpp.

If you don’t know Kleist, this is as good a place to begin, and I do believe there is an English translation. Don Fernando, als er seinen kleinen Juan vor sich liegen sah, mit aus dem Hirne vorquellenden Mark, hob, voll namenlosen Schmerzes, seine Augen gen Himmel. Erdbbeben on by the devastation of the earthquake and the words of the preacher the earthquake was – surprise surprise – God’s punishment for sin the story ends in brutality.


Volume 34 Issue 1 Janpp. He lends some erxbeben his power to the church, which yields it in a way that they feel necessary.

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Possibly Don Fernando received this blow to his family because they helped support the two sinners previously. Volume 43 Issue 2 Decpp. The answers to these and many more questions are, as one hates to learn, in the hands of the individual. And if there is a solution, it will certainly not unite the vast majority of readers. He did not though. About the article Published Online: The tale has little local specificity; it is set in Chile, but what Kleist offers us is a model of European society, one which functions as test case in the exploration of how human beings negotiate oleist need to find meaning after a major disaster.

Sep jleist, Joerg rated it liked it. Kleist sets his readers up to wonder whether the earthquake was a natural, geographic event, or whether it was an act of God against all sinners. Volume 36 Issue 1 Janpp. If he is, then why did he permit the earthquake to happen?