The Robbers, drama in five acts by Friedrich Schiller, published in and produced in as Die Räuber. Set in 16th-century Germany, The Robbers. The The Robbers Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author by Friedrich Schiller . An analysis of THE ROBBERS, a play by Friedrich Schiller.

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He asked them to plead their loyalty and obedience to him until the day they die. Qasa rated it really liked it Aug thw, Wallenstein is considered Schiller’s masterpiece, but I did not enjoy it all that much. Franz, the younger brother, turns their father against Karl, who then collects a band of outlaws and lives in the forest.

The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller

He thought he had successfully got rid of his brother, so he had to get rid of his father as well. Dominick himself might shudder at such a question, with such an answer, as this: Schiller himself pronounced a severe but not unfounded censure, when he said of this work, in a maturer age, that his chief fault was in “presuming to delineate men, two years before he had met one.

After publishing this book, as a military doctor he was forbidden to schipler his literary career, so he ran to Stuttgart where he was free to keep on writing. He fought against hypocrisy and inhumanity. Karl talked to his tobbers after hearing his story and told them they would be heading to his home because he has to see Amalia. The influence of Piscator. She called the pastor to come.


As the play unfolds, both Franz’s motives and Karl’s innocence and heroism are revealed to be complex. His villainous younger brother Franz poisons their….

In the meantime, Karl robbed with his gang. Amelia, the only female in The Robbersis a beautiful creation; but as imaginary as her persecutor Franz. May 15, Robin rated it liked it. One day he hit the dog in the ribs with a rock, and when the dog started chasing him he had no other option than to run, and the pond was in front of him so he had to jump it and he did it.

He was in the garden when he heard thunder and saw fields kicking out dead men bodies and skulls. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Literally, it took me three months to get through these two plays. The last installment was the most enjoyable to me, probably because it was the only one with any action to it. I give that one 4 stars. A grim inexpiable Fate is made the ruling principle: But the minor dexterities of management were not among his endowments; in his eagerness to reach the goal, he had forgotten that the course is a labyrinthic maze, beset with difficulties, of which some may be surmounted, some can only be evaded, many can be neither.

Hermann told him he would be happier if Franz were the ruler. He told schillerr that God would not watch his unfair reign.

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When rhyming verse is translated and forced into the same meter and rhyme scheme, I have a hard time staying interested undistracted may be a better description.

Karl does so and then surrenders to the authorities, having decided that terrorism and criminal behaviour are not acceptable solutions to human injustice.


He was rebellious and brave. In perusing the work which represents their characters and fates, we are alternately shocked and inspired; there is a perpetual conflict between our understanding and our feelings. Moor told the priest that frledrich had 79 men and that he was their leader. Franz only wanted one thing, and it was to become a count.

Dec 27, Nihilist rated it liked it. No less striking is the soliloquy where Moor, with the instrument of self-destruction in his hands, the “dread key that is to shut behind him the prison of life, and to unbolt before him the dwelling of eternal night,” –meditates on the gloomy enigmas of his future destiny.

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. We may exclaim against the blind madness of the hero; but there is a towering grandeur about him, a whirlwind force of passion and of will, which catches our hearts, and puts the scruples of criticism to silence.

The Robbers

There was a time too, when I could weep–O ye days of peace, thou castle of my father, ye green lovely valleys! Maximilian was disappointed in his son.

To every reader, the excitement of emotion must be a chief consideration; to the mass of readers it is the sole one: The Wallenstein trilogy is good, too.