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 Project Gutenberg EBook of The Robbers, by Friedrich Schiller This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. A similar event provokes the action of Schiller’s Die Räuber, The Robbers (), although in this case, Karl von Moor is slandered by his own jealous brother.

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Put me in front of an army of fellows like me, and Germany will become a Republic that will make Rome and Sparta look like nunneries. In another letter, he blames the parental curse for his death: When we first meet Karl Moor in Act One, Scene 2, he is full of bravado about his capacity for greatness: Soll ich vor Furcht eines qualvollen Lebens sterben?

But have you read it? Franz tries to seduce Amalia but she rejects him. For other meanings, see Robbery. On the one hand it is clearly a worthy endeavor to try and read it. The other strangeness in this play is that Schiller up-ends our expectations, set by Shakespeare and other classic tragedians, of finding our initial assessments of the characters refuted; where innocence is rewarded and guilt is punished, the wicked are always stained and the good are always pure, and love wins in the end.


Karl himself seems to aid that venture.

What is universal history shciller why does one study it? The plot revolves around the conflict between two aristocratic brothers, Karl and Franz Moor. But when he receives the letter from his brother Franz stating that his father has disinherited him, he is hurt and angry. Please try again later.

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We currently support the following browsers: He does not want Amalia to know that he has become a murderer and so he bids her farewell.

Ein Schauspiel Notes Select Vocabulary. Bristol Classical Press Series: University of Illinois Press,pp. After this initial failure, he spends the rest of the play quietly and unhappily lurking about, a sour and faintly humorous element of life in the robber band.

A sort of Jewish insurrectionist, Spiegelberg’s ambitions of a Jewish state are quickly dashed when it becomes apparent to him he simply lacks charisma. La obra tiene algo de schiiller, y tiene escenas que ya estamos acostumbrados a ver por todas lados I also felt that some of what happened off-stage, in between scenes, could have been more interesting to see staged than say about a dozen pages of a supposed tyrant trying to convince a septuagenarian to commit a murder for him.

Their father loves Karl.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller November 10, — May 9, was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist. Karl tells Schweitzer to go and capture Franz, and to bring him back alive, or else he will tear him to pieces. The play was published in and premiered on 13 January in MannheimGermany, and was inspired by Leisewitz’ earlier play Julius of Tarent.


Roller insists that Karl must be the leader. Apr 28, Wafaa Abdallah rated it it was amazing.

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The robbers refuse and prepare to fight. There is more “drama” at the end.

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Franz calls for Pastor Moser who tells him that the greatest sins are parricide and fratricide. Those who are dead at one stage, show up very much alive like we are dealing with Avengers, Terminator or other movies in the same vein. The play uses alternating scenes to pit the brothers against each other, as one quests for money and power, while the other attempts to create schillet revolutionary anarchy in the Bohemian Forest.