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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Franz told Amalia he willingly proclaims himself her slave, but she rejected him. Franz only wanted one thing, and it was to become a count. Since the world is not the abode of unmixed integrity, he looks upon it as a den of thieves; since its institutions may obstruct the advancement of worth, and screen delinquency from punishment, he regards the social union as a pestilent rpbbers, the mischiefs of which it is fitting that he in his degree should do his best to repair, by means however violent.

He was rebellious and brave.

The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller

She is angry with Franz for making his father disown Karl. For the life of me I can’t understand why Dostoevsky was such a fan. Hermann changed his voice to say he got into a confrontation with Karl in Prague and that Karl died.

O that I might return into my mother’s womb–that I might be born a beggar!

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. There was a time too, when I could weep–O ye days of peace, thou castle of my robbets, ye green lovely valleys!

The Robbers and Wallenstein by Friedrich Schiller

It was a decent book that begs the old phrase, “Two wrongs don’t make a right. Amalia asked Karl to kill her because she was unable to stay alone again.

Wallenstein and Octavio are complex characters that keep you guessing; there’s unscrupulous schemers on both sides; and the obligatory love story that has some teeth between Max and Thekla. His work has on the whole furnished nourishment to the more exalted powers of our nature; the sentiments and images which he has shaped and uttered, tend, in spite of their alloy, to elevate the soul to a nobler pitch: A passionate consideration of liberty, fraternity and deep betrayal, it quickly established his fame throughout Germany and wider Europe.


She knew that the robber was her Karl.

The Robbers | drama by Schiller |

The German theatre in particular has since that time tended to interpret classic plays in a contemporary…. She told him he should be ashamed of his actions. Karl stepped away from her saying he had killed many people.

He handed himself over to a poor man so that the man would receive money for handing him in. Sep 10, Karen rated it it was ok.

After seeing his son, Maximilian passed out again and woke up trapped. In his preface, he speaks of the moral effect of The Robbers in terms which do honor to his heart, while they show the inexperience of his head. The young author had burst upon the world like a meteor; and surprise, for a time, suspended the power of cool and rational criticism. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Above all, the latter quality is visible; the tragic interest of The Robbers is deep throughout, so deep that frequently it borders upon horror.

Written at the age of twenty-one, “The Robbers” was his first play. Wallenstein This is a series of three plays concerning a principle player in the Thirty Years War.

The Robbers and Wallenstein

Franz looked towards Sinai where three people were sitting on three tables. Karl was in a room in the castle, and Daniel came in saying he wants to kiss his hand. Mannheim was destroyed again inand administrative control was transferred to the state of Baden in Too fiery by nature, the intensity of his sufferings has now maddened him still farther: One of his neighbors, who he loved to annoy, had a dog.


Franz told him that many people made amends after their licentious lives through suffering and that Karl will also do so if his father makes his suffer for a while. He realized his friends were doing wrong by people. Gifted with every noble quality of manhood in overflowing abundance, Moor’s first expectations of life, and of the part he was to play in it, had been glorious as a poet’s dream.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. Franz told him that Karl has been banished for eleven months and that his father will start looking for him any day.

In the beginning, Karl was trying to come home to his father, begging for his forgiveness. He is baffled, deceived, and still more deeply involved; but injury and disappointment exasperate rather than instruct him. He told him that God would not watch his unfair reign. Did Ferdinand and Octavio push him into rebellion? Help us improve this article!

Views Read Edit View history. They also worked together on Die Xenien The Xeniesa collection of short but harshly satiric poems in which both Schiller and Goethe verbally attacked those persons they perceived to be enemies of their aesthetic agenda.