Thomas Bernhard

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  • The Woman Of The Room Window Of A Mirror

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    He resolves to find the owner of the cap, but balks at that too, feeling that he hears “the words CAP THIEF, again and again the words CAP THIEF, CAP THIEF” with every step (Bernhard 43). For the record, he is not stealing this cap. Not only did he chance upon it in the road, he is actively trying to find its owner. He is so afraid of not fitting into any visual definition that others see in him, that his actual actions don’t

  • Analysis Of Tim Winton And Bernhard Schlink's The Reader And Breath

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    Compare how authors, Tim Winton and Bernhard Schlink, explore the journey from youth to adulthood and the long-term consequences in their novels, The Reader and Breath through the use of literary techniques. Tim Winton and Bernhard Schlink both use literary techniques to explore the journey from youth to adulthood in their novels, The Reader and Breath. The use of various literary techniques by each author compares and contrasts the ways in which each authors explores the journey from adolescence

  • The Character Analysis Of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader

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    Bernhard Schlink’s “The Reader” is set in Germany during the 1950’s. One of the main characters is Hanna, a 35-year-old woman who is somewhat brutal and has a significant lack of compassion. Her past had a major impact on her interactions with the other characters in the novel as well as her behaviour. This could be due to her guilt regarding her war crimes, as well as trying to keep her illiteracy a secret. From the beginning of the novel, the lack of information provided to the reader regarding

  • The Boundaries Of Compassion By Bernhard Schlink

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    to believe and to act without asking questions.’ - Primo Levi Compassion- emotion one feels in response to suffering of others that motivates a desire to help, based on cerebral notions such as fairness, justice and interdependence. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink tests the boundaries of compassion by tackling the question of German guilt. The story follows Michal Berg and his life-long struggle between condemning and understanding a Nazi guard he passionately fell in love with as a young boy. Through

  • The Motif Of Reading Throughout All Three Parts

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    In The Reader, Bernhard Schlink uses the motif of reading throughout all three parts. Many of the nuances that appear in the relationship between the protagonist, Michael, and Hannah, stem from Michael reading regularly to Hannah. Schlink expressly defines and constrains the relationship between Hannah and Michael in Part One through the motif of reading. Specifically, he further complicates the balance of power in the relationship, elucidates on the personal bond that the two share, and prescribes

  • The Reader Essay

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    undergoes a traumatic situation, the ramifications of these actions seep into an individualfs psyche unknowingly. In effect this passes through memory and becomes sub-consciously buried within a personfs behavioural patterns generally. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink explores the concept of a young mans subconscious desire for a woman whom he gcanft remember to forgeth (1Memento) as she is so deeply inlaid within his soul. Critically acclaimed as gA formally beautiful, disturbing, and finally morally

  • The Reader, By Bernhard Schlink, And Was Later Developed Into A Film Directed By Stephen Daltry

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    The Reader is a romantic drama text written by Bernhard Schlink, and was later developed into a film directed by Stephen Daltry. At the beginning of the film, the audience is introduced to a young, sick boy who is struggling to get home in the pouring rain. In this scene, Michael is introduced to Hanna Schmitz, a middle-aged woman who helps him back to his home. Michael recalls, “When rescue came, it was almost an assault. The woman seized my arm and pulled me through the dark entryway into the courtyard”

  • What Are The Weaknesses Of The Reader

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    One such story is seen in Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader. One of The Reader’s main theme and arguably most important is illiteracy. The idea of illiteracy in the novel however is not just literal but also has other implications as well. The use of illiteracy is not only for its literal

  • To What Extent Does Schlink in His Novel ‚Äúthe Reader‚Äù, Show That It Is Impossible to Escape One‚Äôs Past.

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    Essay Response To “The Reader” To what extent does Schlink in his novel “The Reader”, show that it is impossible to escape one’s past. In his novel “The Reader”, author Bernhard Schlink through the use of techniques such as structure, setting and characterisation reveals to an immense extent that it is impossible to escape one’s past. Schlink utilises the main protagonists of the text, Michael and Hanna, depicting their relationship, along with the idea of post war German guilt to further

  • A Brief Look at George Friedrich Bernhard Riemann

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    George Friedrich Bernhard Riemann, born in Breselenz, Germany, was a prominent and influential mathematician during the nineteenth century. At a young age, Riemann was recognized by his teachers for his swift grasping of complicated mathematical operations. Riemann attended the University of Gottingen where he developed a strong foundation in theoretical physics from Johann Listing and other notable professors. Riemann introduced concepts of mathematical importance such as the complex variable theory