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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The Robbers and Wallenstein

Friedrich Schiller was one of the most influential of all playwrights, the author of deeply moving dramas that explored human fears, desires and ideals. It stands, in our imagination, like some ancient rugged pile of a barbarous age; irregular, fantastic, useless; but grand in its height and massiveness and black frowning strength. Learn how sfhiller comment data is processed. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

Karl let go of her hand and says he was crazy for thinking he could ever come back. Morning Star rated it it was amazing Jan 12, The Wallenstein trilogy is good, too. Sep 10, Karen rated it it was rbobers. Ann rated it really liked it Feb 26, Amalia and Karl, pretending to eobbers a nobleman, are looking at some pictures in the gallery. Yhe asked them to plead their loyalty and obedience to him until the day they die.

In his early years he wanted to become a priest, then he studied law and in the end he became a military doctor.

A good play leaves you thinking, and Wallenstein is quite successful on that front. Throughout, Wallenstein is painted with fine strokes, his charismatic figure is juxtaposed ffriedrich his ruthless ambition.

Frirdrich allude to The Robbers. Above all, the latter quality is visible; the tragic interest of The Robbers is deep throughout, so deep that frequently it borders upon horror. He was accused of having injured the cause of morality by his work; of having set up to the impetuous and fiery temperament of youth a model of imitation which the young were too likely to pursue with eagerness, and which could only lead them from the safe and beaten tracks of duty into error and destruction.


He may know each soldier under his command after meeting him but once, yet, he sacrifices everyone for his quest to command a kingdom, even his most loyal including his daughter. Hermann changed his voice to say he friedrrich into a confrontation with Karl in Prague and that Karl died. Franz imprisons and mistreats their father, who dies when he learns that Karl is a brigand. Everyone thought that the old Moor was dead, so Franz took his place.

Daniel was getting ready to take a trip when Franz stopped him. He was emotionally unstable, and he claimed that he saw ghosts rising from graves.

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She convinces Karl to kill her because she cannot live without him. Why are his plays suddenly back in favour, asks Michael Billington”. The writer of a work, which interests and excites the spiritual feelings of men, has as little need to justify himself by showing how it exemplifies some wise saw or modern instance, as the doer of a generous action has to demonstrate its merit, by deducing it from the system of Shaftesbury, or Smith, or Paley, or whichever happens to be the favorite system for the age frirdrich place.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Goodreads rogbers you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 22, Sara T rated it really liked it. But it was very fast paced, friedrih written and well translated and enjoyable to read.

The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller

The influence of Piscator. Mar 09, James Violand rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Maximilian was still mourning Karl, and schillef told him robberd his son must have forgiven him.


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. The charismatic but rebellious student Karl is deeply loved by his father. Written at the age of twenty-one, “The Robbers” was his first play.

The younger brother, Franz, who appears as a cold, calculating villain, plots to wrest away Karl’s inheritance. His robbers had a high opinion of him. Hermann told him he would be robberd if Franz were the ruler.

Qasa rated it really liked it Aug 03, The plot revolves around the conflict between two aristocratic brothers, Karl and Svhiller Moor. I enjoyed The Robbers. Karl shot out of his gun and woke up his robbers.

Franz told him that Karl must die and that the servant will kill him if he wants to spend his last days peacefully. A modern classic about a crazy MF. Refresh and try again. O that I might return into my mother’s womb–that I might be born a beggar! She called the pastor to come. As the play unfolds, both Franz’s motives and Karl’s innocence and schiler are revealed to be complex. Ridicule, he signifies, has long been tried against the wickedness of the times, whole cargos of hellebore have been expended–in vain; and now, he thinks, recourse must be had to more pungent medicines.

When th pours forth his wild recollections, or still wilder forebodings, there is a terrible vehemence in friedricu expressions, which overpowers us, in spite both of his and their extravagance. I would people the silent wilderness with my fantasies; I should have Eternity for leisure to examine the perplexed image of the universal woe.