Frank Wedekind

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  • Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening And Atonement

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    Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening and Ian McEwan’s Atonement examine the notion that those who abuse power do so for personal gain. Through the use of themes such as: Power in sexuality, including notions of submission and dominance. Coming of age, regarding how children either don’t want to grow up, or contrastingly grow up too quickly. The power dichotomy between parents and children, contrasting children oppressed by their parents to those who act as a parental figure, and the use of guilt to

  • Spring Awakening By Frank Wedekind

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    Spring Awakening, written by Frank Wedekind and adapted into a musical by Steven Slater and Duncan Sheik, follows the troubles and turmoil of German school children in the 19th century. These children are around 13 to 15 years old, so they are beginning to go through puberty and are experiencing a sexual awakening. Due to the society around them, they know nothing about their own bodies or sexuality. This leads to some major problems such as unwanted pregnancy, abortion, and rape. Though there are

  • Spring Awakening By Frank Wedekind Essay

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    The play Spring Awakening, written by Frank Wedekind, pushed the boundaries of the strongly moralistic society of the Victorian age. It was written in 1891, but because of its explicitness, it was not performed until more than a decade later, in 1906. One controversial aspect that is detailed in the play is the unwanted pregnancy of the character Wendla Bergmann. Wedekind 's description of this topic illuminates the destructiveness of the Victorian age, which believed in morality and virtuosity above

  • Charlemagne: The Hero of the Dark Age Europe Essay

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    Most scholars, under the same breath, deem Charlemagne as the hero Dark Age Europe needed. As the king of the Frankish kingdom, Frankia, from 768, he started recovering order after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the Dark Ages. On the other hand, some believe that he is the cause of World War II. They reason that he caused the separation of his land into Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and western Germany by giving parts of his kingdom to his sons. However, his sons, through their foolishness

  • Charlemagne Essay

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    who orders alike the fate of kingdoms and the course of time, had broken the feet of iron and clay in one noble statue, to wit the Romans, he raised by the hands of the illustrious Charles the golden head of another, not less admirable, among the Franks”. At the beginning of this quote, Einhard is praising Charlemagne. St. Gall is placing Charlemagne at the same level as the Romans, saying God has raised up Charlemagne to succeed them. Then, at the end of the quote, it is unclear why St. Gall says

  • A Hunting Trip with Friends in "Hunters in the Snow" by Tobias Wolff

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    "Hunters in the Snow" by Tobias Wolff is about three friends-Tub,Kenny, and Frank-who have arranged to go hunting which is something that they do on a regular basis. Kenny taunts Tub about him being overweight and Frank about his affair with a 15 year old girl. Throughout the entire day of the hunting trip, Kenny was taunting the two men. A series of events takes place on the hunting trip which makes it noticeable that their problems are much deeper than just one day of hunting, Kenny taunts and

  • The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard

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    “After he had taken the imperial title, since he saw that many things were lacking in the laws of his people (for the Franks have two laws, very different in many places), he thought of supplying what was lacking and reconciling their differences and of correcting what was bad or wrongly expressed. But he did nothing more than add a few chapters to the law, and they were

  • A Brief History of France

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    ago. Between 1500 and 500 B.C. The Guals moved into the region before it was known as France. Gaul was conquered by Rome in the second century B.C., which led to the Gauls adopting the Roman language and culture. France derived its modern name from Franks a Germanic tribes that overran the country from the east around 5th century. (A Brief History of France I) In the 9th century, the Treaty of Verdun divided the Kingdom of Francia to three territories; Eastern Francia, Middle Francia and Western Francia

  • Charlemagne Or Charles The Great

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    Charlemagne or Charles the Great, (747-814) was one of the most significant people during the Middle Ages, playing a key role in defining the shape and character of Medieval Europe. Considered the ‘Father of Europe’, Charlemagne reigned as King of the Franks (768-814) and became the first Holy Roman Emperor (800-814). He created a great empire as he dramatically expanded the Frankish Kingdom in a series of conquests that united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. He also

  • The King Of The Frankish

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    Charlemagne, also known as Karl I or Charles the great [1] was the king of the Frankish (the Germanic peoples of France, west Germany and North Italy). He took the throne in 768 A.D after the death of his father Pepin the short, with his brother Carloman as co-ruler. He became king of Italy in 774 after his conquest of the Lombard kingdoms and after 800 A.D he was proclaimed the ‘Emperor of the Romans’ by the Pope Leo III. This marks the peak of the Carolingian empire that Charlemagne founded [2]