The Confusion of Genre; S. 399

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Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz was a writer in Germany who lived during the latter half of the 18th century. His work is rarely known outside of his lifetime and for this reason, he was considered a failure by other writers of the time such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Der Hofmeister was Lenz’s first play, considered his best work and is well-known for the style it was written in. Even though his play was written during the ‘Sturm und Drang’ period, Lenz preferred to compose the play by mixing elements from other literary periods such as “Classical rhetoric and an Enlightenment concept of language.”(s. 399) It’s popularity was mainly due to the social issues he incorporated into his play. His critics were quick to judge the play as being nothing but a failed goal for a new style of theater. Most of the situations in the play begin with one literary style and end up resolving under the guidelines of another literary style. Goethe thought Lenz was “Goethe as failure, as ruin, as idiosyncratic talent, shipwrecked on the shoals of life and art.”(s. 399) Writers continue to go through the rise and fall of success in modern times. A writer that is very popular today may not be as popular 20 years from now as well as having negative criticism pile up.

Ich habe diese Website gefunden und ich habe “An die Freude” von Friedrich Schiller gelesen. Es is eine Ode, die in 1785 geschrieben war der Sturm und Drang Epoche. Es ist besonders bekannt für seine musikalischen Einstellung komposiert von Ludwig van Beethoven in seiner neunten Symphonie.  Die Website hat Sounddateien aus Beethovens Symphonie.  Die Ode ruft in der Welt und fordert seine Mitarbeiter für die Bruderschaft von Gott.  Wenn man ist in der Brüderlichkeit, dann ist man von der Sünde vergeben.

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