Heinrich Heine and the German Language Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Heinrich Heine and the German Language
This paper looks at the foundations of literary German, through a study of Heinrich Heine's work "Religion and Philosophy".
# 108745 | 1,267 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2008 in Religion and Theology (The Bible) , Literature (German) , Language (General)

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Considering Heinrich Heine's work "Religion and Philosophy", this paper shows that Luther unleashed not only a true religious revolution in Germany, but that this was corroborated with and triggered in itself a literary revolution. The writer discusses Heine's belief that the new religion that Luther promoted in Germany had one substantial literary characteristic: it was German and in German, which meant that the Bible and service needed to be in German. The writer maintains that this was perhaps the foremost contribution Luther made to German literature and literary language, marking the beginning of literary manifestations in German language. The writer concludes that Heine's constant references throughout his book to the importance of Luther as a literary revolutionary show that the impact of his revolution by far left the simple sphere of politics or religion and laid the foundations of literary German.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Heine, Heinrich. The Prose of Heinrich Heine. Harvard University. 1887.
  • From. http://www.geocities.com/av1611kingjames/. Last retrieved on October 23, 2007

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