'Prince Friedrich of Homburg' by Heinrich von Kleist. Essay by Master Researcher

'Prince Friedrich of Homburg' by Heinrich von Kleist.
A discussion of the pro-German nationalist theme in the play 'Prince Friedrich of Homburg' by Heinrich von Kleist.
# 86278 | 900 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Drama and Theater (World) , Drama and Theater (General)


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This paper briefly sums up 'Prince Friedrich of Homburg' as a play that chronicles the tale of one passionate, if self centered, Prince who defies orders in battle and is sentenced to death even though his action led to a decisive victory. According to this paper, this is one of Heinrich von Kleist's later works, and shows strong evidence of reaffirming the relationship between the individual and the state. Given the subject material and the audience for whom it was intended, 'Prince Friedrich of Homburg' has often been considered an early example of German nationalism.

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"This play is one of a few latter works in the relatively short life of Heinrich von Kleist's career as a dramatist. He committed suicide at the age of thirty-four. As one of his later works, this play shows strong evidence of reaffirming the relationship between the individual and the state. Given the subject material and the audience for whom it was intended, Prince Friedrich of Homburg has often been considered an early example of German nationalism. While rudimentary in that regard, this play nonetheless exhibits many examples of nationalist ideology. Kleist considered this play to be a work of patriotic drama."

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