Friedrich Schiller's "Mary Stuart" Analytical Essay by write123

Friedrich Schiller's "Mary Stuart"
Looks at the character Mortimer in Friedrich Schiller's play, "Mary Stuart".
# 105331 | 1,750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 04, 2008 in Drama and Theater (World) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that, in "Mary Stuart", Friedrich Schiller dramatized the tragic history of Mary, Queen of Scots, the daughter of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn. The paper points out that Mortimer, although a second character in the play, has an essential part and actually triggers some of the events in the play, which are illustrated in this paper. The paper stresses that Mortimer is one of the most effective characters in the play, contributing to the snare that is created around the innocent Mary, partly by hatred and partly by too ardent love, which brings her death.

From the Paper:

"After this first part, Mortimer's character already comes more into light. Even in their first discussion, Mortimer hints at his infatuation for Mary. His function in the play changes slightly already: he is true in his intention to save the queen, but he has a particular interest in her. He thus already confesses he was instantly fascinated by her portrait when he saw it in France, and became even more so when he saw her in reality: "I saw then, not your picture, but yourself--/ Oh, what a treasure do these walls enclose! /No prison this, but the abode of gods,/ More splendid far than England's royal court.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Schiller, Friedrich. Don Carlos; Mary Stuart. New York: Oxford, 1996.

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